USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21531

SELECTION: Unknown, probably clonal selection from Saazer, USDA 21077

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Universal

PEDIGREE: Unknown, probably clonal selection from Saazer

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

ORIGIN: Hop Research Institute Zatec, Czechoslovakia

DATE RECEIVED: Spring 1988

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions

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

MATURITY: Early

LEAF COLOR: Dark green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible viruses

VIGOR: Poor, plants failed to reach the top of the trellis (18 ft.)

YIELD: Very poor (under 200 lbs/acre in Corvallis test plots)

SIDEARM LENGTH: 6-10 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 5.2%

BETA ACIDS: 3.7%

COHUMULONE: 23%; colupulone 43%

STORAGE STABILITY: Unknown, probably similar to Saazer

OIL: Unknown, probably similar to Saazer

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

OTHER INFORMATION: Universal apparently is no longerg rown commercially in Czechoslovakia since it is not

mentioned in the 1991 book by Rybacek. If Universal is grown at all it is probably marketed under the Saazer trade name.

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