USDA ACCESSION NO.: USDA 21116

SELECTION: Heat treated meristem tip culture of Brewer's Gold (USDA 19001 )

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Brewer's Gold, v.f. (virus free)

PEDIGREE: Wild Manitoba BB1 x open pollinated (OF)

PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm

ORIGIN: Developed from Brewer's Gold (USDA 19001) through heat therapy and meristem tip culture at Prosser, WA. Brewer's Gold is a sister selection of Bullion.

DATE RECEIVED: 1976

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety

REFERENCES: Hop was originally developed at Wye College, England, by Professor E. S. Salmon in the 1920's and released in 1934.

Salmon, E. S. Two new hops: Brewer's Favourite and Brewer's Gold. Journal Southeast Agricultural College, Wye, Kent, England. 34:93-105. 1934.

Burgess, Hops, Interscience Publ., New York, 1964.

Romanko, R. R. In: S. S. Steiner's Guide to American Hops. S. S. Steiner, Inc., New York, 1973.

MATURITY: Late

LEAF COLOR: Light green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium Wilt: resistant

Viruses free of Prunus Necrotic Ringspot Virus and Apple Mosaic Virus

VIGOR: Excellent

YIELD: High: 2200-2600 lbs/acre

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 24-40 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 9.7% (10 year range: 8.1 to 13.1)

BETA ACIDS: 4.7% (10 year range: 3.7 to 6.8)

COHUMULONE: 41%

STORAGE STABILITY: Poor

OIL: 1.90ml/100 g (10 year range: 0.81 to 3.04)

MAJOR TRAITS: Moderately high alpha acids content, extract hop, excellent vigor, high yield potential, poor storage stability.

OTHER INFORMATION: Occasionally erratic regrowth in early spring. Brewing quality nearly identical to its sister selection Bullion (USDA 64100). Discontinued from commercial U.S. production in 1985 upon advent of super-alpha hops.

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