USDA ACCESSION No.: 21701

SELECTION: seedling selection made in Japan

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Furano Ace

PEDIGREE: (Brewer's Gold x Beikei No. 2) x Saazer - OP

PRIMARY SITE: USDA/ARS Hop Research Farm, Corvallis, OR

ORIGIN: Sapporo Brewery Co. Ltd. Tokyo, Japan (Mr. Hiro Hasebe)

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1994

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions

REFERENCES: USDA ARS Annual Report of Hop research 1994 and later years.

Mori, Yoshitada, 1988. Development of new hop varieites (Furano Ace and Sorachi Ace) of aroma - type in Japan. Sapporo Brewers Ltd. March 1988.

MATURITY: medium late

LEAF COLOR: dark green

SEX: female

DISEASES: Downy mildew: resistant (also resistant to botrytis)

Powdery mildew: no information

Verticillium wilt; no information

Viruses: no information

VIGOR: very good

YIELD: variable, reportedly very good in Japan (6 - 7 bales/acre)

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 B 36 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 7 B 8 %

BETA ACIDS: 5 B 8 %

COHUMULONE: 21 %

STORAGE STABILITY: good, retained about 70% of its original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 1.53 ml/100 g. Humulene 19%; caryophyllene 7%; farnesene 12%; myrcene 50%; H/C ratio = 2.60

MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant European aroma characteristics

OTHER INFORMATION: Initially this hop showed great promise. It was grown on relatively large acreage on a Sapporo Company Hop Farm in China. Latest information however indicates that it is not grown anymore commercially.

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