USDA ACCESSION NO.: USDA 21220

SELECTION: Seedling selection from an open pollinated cross on Brewer's Gold made in 1968 in Idaho

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Eroica

PEDIGREE: Brewer's Gold, USDA 19001 x OP

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

ORIGIN: Meristem tip cultured/heat treated USDA 21183 from Dr.C.B. Skotland, Prosser, WA

DATE RECEIVED: Spring 1980

METHOD RECEIVED: Potted softwood cuttings

AVAILABILITY: Commercial cultivar no restrictions

REFERENCES: Romanko, R.R., J. Jaeger, G.B. Nickerson, C.E. Zimmermann, and A. Haunold. Registration of Eroica hop (Registration No. 8). Crop Sci. 22:1261. 1982.

Romanko, R.R. In: Steiner's Guide to American Hops. Book III, 2nd edition. 1986. pp. 64-66. Probasco, G. Hop varieties grown in the USA. Brauwelt Internatiol 1985/1:30-34.

Haunold, A. Development of hop varieties. Zymurgy 13(4):15-23. 1990. Romanko, R.R., and G.B. Nickerson. New hops. Modern Brewery Age. MS 5-11, April 1981.

MATURITY: Late

LEAF COLOR: Medium to medium dark green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium wilt: resistant

Viruses: slight infection with Prunus Necrotic

Ringspot, Apple Mosaic, and Hop Mosaic

VIGOR: Very good

YIELD: Very good to excellent (1800-2200 lbs/acre)

SIDEARM LENGTH: 20-40 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 12.3% (5-year range 10.2-14.7)

BETA ACIDS: 4.7 (5-year range 3.8-5.2%)

COHUMULONE: 41%

STORAGE STABILITY: Good (retained 61% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage)

OIL: 1.10 ml/100 g; contains little or no humulene

MAJOR TRAITS: High yield potential, high alpha acids content, very late maturity.

OTHER INFORMATION: Difficult to pick, cones are hard to pull off, which slows down the mechanical picking process; no problems with cleaning; adapted to Oregon, Washington.

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