With aromas of lemon and spice, Pilot is also known for its marmalade flavour.
Pilot has a wonderfully refreshing, clean and crisp bittering.
With an essential oil that is distinctively different to other British hops, Pilot works well as a bittering or late aroma hop.
Breeding of Pilot
Bred at Horticulture Research International (HRI) Wye College in the UK and released in 2001. A high yielding Hedgerow variety, Pilot has a tolerance to wilt, but is susceptible to both Downy and Powdery mildews. It has good storage stability.