USDA ACCESSION NO: 21170

SELECTION: Unknown, probably from an old land race in the Alsace region of France

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Elsaesser

PEDIGREE: Unknown

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety

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

ORIGIN: Probably clonal selection

DATE RECEIVED: Spring 1977 from the Institute of Hop Research, JUNG, Pulawy, Poland

REFERENCES: USDA-ARS Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1977, pp. 33, 35; T. Wagner, ed. Gene Pools of Hop Countries. Zalec, Yugoslavia. 1978. p. 33

MATURITY: Early

LEAF COLOR: Medium Green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium Wilt: unknown

Viruses: unknown

VIGOR: Poor

COHUMULONE: 26% (4-year range 20-30%)

STORAGE STABILITY: Fair to good (retained 63% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage)

OIL: 0.63 ml/100 g (4-year range 0.28-1.13)

MAJOR TRAITS: Noble European aroma characteristics; high humulene content (32%), high ratio of humulene/caryophyllene (3.5); contains some farnesene.

OTHER INFORMATION: Grown commercially on very limited acreage in the Alsace region of France.



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