USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21276

SELECTION: Unknown, probably mass selection in an old English variety, made at Wye College, England

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Early Prolific

PEDIGREE: Unknown

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

ORIGIN: Unknown, probably from Professor Salmon's work at Wye College

DATE RECEIVED: December 6, 1979

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial cultivar

REFERENCES: USDA-ARS Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1979, p. 40.

USDA-ARS Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1980, p. 45 (Accessions No. assigned in 1980)

Wagner, T. 1978. Gene Pools of Hop Countries. p. 25. Institute for Hop Research, Zalec, Yugoslavia.

MATURITY: Early

LEAF COLOR: Light green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant

Powdery Mildew: susceptible

Verticillium wilt: unknown

Viruses: unknown

VIGOR: Fair to poor

YIELD: Poor (4-year range 500-600 lbs/acre near Corvallis)

SIDEARM LENGTH: 10-24 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 4.7%

BETA ACIDS: 2.2%

COHUMULONE: 23%

STORAGE STABILITY: Very good (retained over 80 percent of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage)

OIL: 0.5 ml/100 g; H/C 2.88; humulene 21.2%; low in myrcene (under 50%)

MAJOR TRAITS: Early maturity, pleasant continental aroma.

OTHER INFORMATION: Not grown commercially any more due to its low yields. May be useful for breeding aroma hops.

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