USDA ACCESSION No.: 21613

SELECTION: seedling selection from a cross made by Dr. Dragica Kralj Hop Research Institute Zalec in the 1980s

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Cekin

PEDIGREE: Aurora x tetraploid Yugoslav male 3/3; (USDA 21053 x tetraploid USDA 21087M)

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 in Slovenia, only fair in Corvallis test plots

YIELD: good in Slovenia, poor in Corvallis test plots

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 20 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 6 to 8%

BETA ACIDS: 2 to 3%

COHUMULONE: 24%

STORAGE STABILITY: very good, retained 79% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 1.07 ml/100 g. Humulene 16.5%; caryophyllene 6.2%; myrcene 47.9%; farnesene 7.1%. H/C ratio = 2.62

MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental aroma similar to Styrian (USDA 21049) hop

OTHER INFORMATION: triploid 2n = 30; this hop is a sister to USDA 21614, Cicero It is only grown in limited quantities because of lack of brewer acceptance.

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