USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21277

SELECTION: Unknown, probably mass selection from an old English

variety made at Wye College, England

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Early Promise

PEDIGREE: Unknown

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

ORIGIN: Unknown, probably mass selection

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, 600-800 lbs/acre near Corvallis

SIDEARM LENGTH: 6-20 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 6.1%

BETA ACIDS: 1.7%

COHUMULONE: 30%

STORAGE STABILITY: Unknown

OIL: 0.5 ml/100 g; H/C ~ 2.77; humulene 18.4%, low in myrcen (about 42%)

MAJOR TRAITS: Early maturity, pleasant continental aroma.

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

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