USDA ACCESSION No.: 21283

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

GENUS: humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Wye Viking, also called "Viking"

PEDIGREE: Svalof x English male 14/66/136

PRIMARY SITE: USDA-OSU Hop Research farm, East Farm, Corvallis, OR

ORIGIN: Wye College, England

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial variety

REFERENCES: Wye College Annual Reports starting about 1968

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

LEAF COLOR: green

SEX: female

DISEASES: downy midew: resistant

Verticillium wilt: susceptible

Viruses: free of all 5 major hop viruses when received at Corvallis.

VIGOR: fair to poor in Oregon, good in England

YIELD: poor

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 20 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 8 - 10%

BETA ACIDS: 4 - 5%

COHUMULONE: 21 - 24 %

STORAGE STABILITY: good, retained about 70% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 1.16 ml/100 g. Humulene 10.5%; caryophyllene 5.3% myrcene 47.3%; Farnesene 9.1%. H/C ratio = 2.31

MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant aroma, resistant to downy mildew

OTHER INFORMATION: sister selection of Wye Saxon, USDA 21282.

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