USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21533

SELECTION: Clonal selection No. 118 from the variety Zatecky krajovy made at the Hop Research Institute Zatec in Czechoslovakia in 1976

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

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

PEDIGREE: Unknown, probably closely related to Saazer

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

ORIGIN: Hop Research Institute Zatec, Czechoslovakia

DATE RECEIVED: November 23, 1988

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABLITY: No restrictions

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

Rybacek, Vaclav. Hop Production (Developments in Crop Science 16). Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, New York. 1991. pp. 77-78.

MATURITY: Early

LEAF COLOR: Dark green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible

Verticillium wilt: unknown

Viruses: infected with all 5 major hop viruses

VIGOR: Poor; plants normally do not reach the top wire (18 ft.)

YIELD: Very poor (about 200 lbs/acre in Oregon nursery plots; higher in Czechoslovakia where it is better adapted)

SIDEARM LENGTH: 6-10 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 5.2%

BETA ACIDS: 4.3%

COHUMULONE: 21%; colupulone 39%

STORAGE STABILITY: Unknown, probably similar to Saazer (USDA 21077)

OIL: Unknown, probably similar to Saazer

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

OTHER INFORMATION: Grown commercially only in Czechoslovakia since the mid-­1970's. Phenotype very similar to Saazer; best suited for medium heavy to heavy soils with ample moisture supply. Like all Saazer types it has reddish stems.

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