USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21528

SELECTION: Obtained from the variety Zatecky krajovy by clonal selection

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Lucan, probably very closely related to Saazer (USDA 21077)

PEDIGREE: Unknown, probably closely related to Saazer

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

ORIGIN: Hop Research Institute Zatec, Czechoslovakia

DATE RECEIVED: August 10,1988

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions

REFERENCES: USDA Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1988, pp. 33, 35, 36.

Rybacek, Vaclav. Hop Production (Developments in Crop Science 16). Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, New York. 1991. p. 75.

MATURITY: Early

LEAF COLOR: Dark green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible

Verticillium wilt: unknown

Viruses: infected with all 5 hop viruses

VIGOR: Poor

YIELD: Produced about 300 lbs/acre in Corvallis test plots, probably higher in Czechoslovakia

SIDEARM LENGTH: 6-10 inches, plants rarely reached the top of the trellis (18 ft)

ALPHA ACIDS: 4.0%

BETA ACIDS: 3.3%

COHUMULONE: 21%; colupulone 43%

STORAGE STABILITY: Unknown, probably very similar to Saazer

OIL: Unknown, probably similar to Saazer

MAJOR TRAITS: Pleasant noble aroma suitable for production of super­ premium beers, mild bitterness; reddish stems.

OTHER INFORMATION: Grown commercially on limited acreage only in Czechoslovakia. Sold by the hop trade under the collective name Saazer or Bohemian Early Red hop. According to Rybacek (1991), Lucan is "one of the oldest recognized varieties grown in the Czech Republic.

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