USDA ACCESSION No.: 21668

SELECTION: seedling of Bate's Brewer. No specific information exists about the latter except that it was grown about 1911 in Kent, England

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Whitbread's Golding

PEDIGREE: no specific information availble

PRIMARY SITE: USDA/OSU Hop Resarch Farm, Corvallis, OR.

ORIGIN: no specific information available

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1992, from English Hop Products Ltd, Kent, England

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions

REFERENCES: Burgess, 1964. Hops (a book) published by Interscience Pubishers Inc. New York and London

Annual Report of Hop Research, USDA/ARS, 1992 and later years.

MATURITY: early to medium early

LEAF COLOR: light green

SEX: female

DISEASES: Downy mildew: moderately susceptible

Powdery mildew: no information

Verticillium wilt: tolerant, especially to progressive wilt in England

VIGOR: fair to good

YIELD: fair

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 30 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 6 - 7 %

BETA ACIDS: 3 %

COHUMULONE: 33 %

STORAGE STABILITY: good, retained 66 % of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage.

OIL: 1.22 ml/ 100g. Humulene 25%; caryophyllene 9 %; farnesene trace; myrcene 48%. H/C ratio = 2.73

MAJOR TRAITS: Pleasant European aroma characteristics

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is similar to most other Golding type hops. It together with the other Goldings is used extensively in England.

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