USDA ACCESSION No.: 21703

SELECTION: seedling selection Nr. 77-60 made by Dr. Ron Beatson hop breeder, New Zealand

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Southern Cross

PEDIGREE: Tetraploid SmoothCone (USDA 66056) x dipl. N.Z. male Nr. 53-5-61

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

ORIGIN: Riwaka Research Station, RD 3, Motueka, New Zealand

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1994

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions

REFERENCES: Annual Report for Hop Research USDA/ARS, 1994 and later Years

Beatson, R.A. Annual Reports on Hop Research, New Zealand, starting about late 1980s

MATURITY: late

LEAF COLOR: dark green

SEX: female

DISEASES: no information available

VIGOR: very good

YIELD: reportedly very high in New Zealand, 10 - 11 bales/acre

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 20 - 40 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 13 - 14 % in New Zealand

BETA ACIDS: 6 - 7 % in New Zealand

COHUMULONE: 28%

STORAGE STABILITY: very good to excellent

OIL: Humulene 14%; caryophyllene 4%; farnesene 5%; myrcene 58%

MAJOR TRAITS: excellent yield and alpha acids potential

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is a triploid, 2 n = 30 and naturally seedless.

 

 

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