USDA ACCESSION No.: 21612

SELECTION: seedling selection made by Dr. Dragica Kralj in the 1980s

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Cerera

PEDIGREE: tetraploid Savinja Golding x Yugoslav male 105/58; (Tetraploid USDA 21049 x Yugoslav male 105/58)

PRIMARY SITE: USDA-OSU Experimental Hop Farm, East Farm, Corvallis

ORIGIN: seedling selection

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1990

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial variety

REFERENCES: Various USDA Annual Reports for Hop Research starting in 1990.

Kralj, Dragica. 1990. New Hop Varieties: Cerera, Celeia, Cekin and Cicero. Chmeljar, March 1990.

MATURITY: medium late to late

LEAF COLOR: dark green

SEX: female

DISEASES: downy mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium wilt: no information

Viruses: no information

VIGOR: good to very good

YIELD: good

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 30 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 5 to 6

BETA ACIDS: 4 to 4

COHUMULONE: 25

STORAGE STABILITY: fair to poor; retained 49% of original alpha acids after 6 monrths room temperature storage

OIL: 1.54 ml/100 g. Humulene 13.2%; caryophyllene 5.9%; myrcene 58.3%; farnesene 3.1%. H/C ratio = 2.24

MAJOR TRAITS: triploid 2n = 30; pleasant continental aroma similar to Saazer hop; high in tannoids.

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is a sister selection of Celeia, USDA 21611

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