USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21284

SELECTION: Selected by a farm bailiff named Smith on Musgrave Hilton's farm at Bramling in the parish of Ickham near Canterbury, England; this hop was grown extensively by in 1865.

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Bramling

PEDIGREE: Unknown

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

ORIGIN: England; obtained from J.I. Haas Hop Farms Ltd. Sardis, BC, Canada

DATE RECEIVED: April 1981 (USDA Accession number assigned in 1981)

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety in Canada and England

REFERENCES: Burgess, A. H. 1964. Hops, Botany, Cultivation and Utilization. Interscience Publishers Inc., New York, NY. p. 39.

USDA Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1981, pp. 9-30.

MATURITY: Early

LEAF COLOR: Medium green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible

Verticillium Wilt: unknown

Viruses: unknown

VIGOR: Poor, tends to have spotty regrowth (sleepers) in the spring.

YIELD: Low (600-1000 lbs/acre)

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 5.8%

BETA ACIDS: 3.0%

COHUMULONE: 27%

STORAGE STABILITY: Good (retained 76% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage)

OIL: 0.90 ml/100 g

MAJOR TRAITS: European aroma characteristics.

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop was a major hop variety in England at the turn of the century but is now gradually disappearing because of low yields; grown commercially near Sardis, BC primarily for Canadian breweries interested in aroma hops.

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