USDA ACCESSION No.: 21282

SELECTION: seedling selection Nr. 19/68/29 from a cross made in 1968 at Wye College, England

GENUS: humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Wye Saxon

PEDIGREE: Svaloef 85 x male 14/66/136; Svaloef is an old Swedish hop that is no longer grown

PRIMARY SITE: USDA-OSU Hop Experimental Farm, East Farm, Corvallis

ORIGIN: Wye College, England

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1980

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions

REFERENCES: Various Wye College Reports starting in 1968.

Lemmens, Gerard. 1998. The parentage and breeding of Hop varieties. Brewer's Digest, May 1998. 10 pages

MATURITY: early

LEAF COLOR: medium green

SEX: female

DISEASES: downy mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium wilt: resistant

Viruses: free of all major hop viruses when received

VIGOR: fair to poor

YIELD: poor in USDA test plots, good in England

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 - 20 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 8 - 10%

BETA ACIDS: 4-5 %

COHUMULONE: 20%

STORAGE STABILITY: very good, retained about 75% of original alpha acids after 6 months storage at room temperature

OIL: 0.95 ml/100 g; (9 year range: 0.46 to 1.61 ml/100 g)

Humulene 11.8%; caryophyllene 5.6%; myrcene 54%

Farnesene 6.7%. H/C ratio = 2.16

MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant aroma, resistant to verticillium wilt

OTHER INFORMATION: Not grown in significant amounts, but useful as breeding material. Sister selection of Wye Viking, USDA 21283.

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