USDA ACCESSION No.: 56001

SELECTION: no information

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Hallertauer, Hallertauer mittelfrueh (medium early)

PEDIGREE: no information , probably arose from an old German landrace

PRIMARY SITE: USDA-OSU Hop Research Farm, East Farm, Corvallis, OR.

ORIGIN: J.I. Haas Alluvial Hop Farm , Independence, OR

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1956

METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes

AVAILBILITY: no restrictions

REFERENCES: Various USDA Annual Reports for Hop Research starting in 1956.

Wagner, T. 1980. Gene Pools of Hop Countries, page 68.

MATURITY: early in the US, medium early in Germany

LEAF COLOR: light green

SEX: female

DISEASES: downy mildew: moderately susceptible to tolerant

Powdery mildew: susceptible

Verticillium wilt: susceptible

Viruses: no specific information available

VIGOR: poor to good, depending on location

YIELD: poor

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 20 inches, poor clustering

ALPHA ACIDS: 4.4%

BETA ACIDS: 4.5%

COHUMULONE: 20 to 22%

STORAGE STABILITY: fair to poor, retained about 54% of its original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 0.74 ml/100g. Humulene 33.9%; caryophyllene 9.9%; myrcene 40.2%; no farnesene. H/C ratio = 3.43

MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental aroma characteristics, high humulene

OTHER INFORMATION: World wide renowned as noble aroma hop used for flavoring premium-type beers. Production is limited to a small acreage in Bavaria. Hop has been replaced in recent years by higher yielding German aroma hops such as Hersbrucker (USDA 21185 or 21179 and other Hersbrucker selections), Perle (USDA 21227), Hallertauer Gold (USDA 21671), and most recently by Hallertauer Tradition (USDA 21672). Hallertauer Gold and Hallertauer mittelfrueh are sometimes marketed together under the trade name "Hallertauer" or "Hallertau hops".

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