USDA ACCESSION No.: 21614

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

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Cicero

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 made in Zalewc Slovenia (Yugoslavia) in the 1980s

DATE RECEIVED: Spring 1990

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial variety

REFERENCES: Various USA Annual Reports of Hop Research starting in 1990.

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

MATURITY: late

LEAF COLOR: dark green

SEX: female

DISEASES: downy mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium wilt: no information

Viruses: no information

VIGOR: good in Slovenia, but only fair in USDA test plots

YIELD: good in Slovenia, poor to fair in USDA test plots

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 10 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 6 to 7%

BETA ACIDS: 2.5%

COHUMULONE: 29

STORAGE STABILITY: Very good, retained about 80% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage.

OIL: 1.05 ml/100 g. Humulene 17.7%; caryophyllene 6.7%; myrcene 51.1%; farnesene3.0 %. H/C ratio = 2.59

MAJOR TRAITS: high yield potential in Slovenia; aroma similar to Styrian (USDA 21049); triploid 2n = 30

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is a sister selection to USDA 21613 (Cekin). Like Cekin it is not grown in substantial quantities because of lack of brewer acceptance.

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