USDA ACCESSION NO.: 62051

SELECTION: Selected at Wye College, England, prior to 1962

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Janus

PEDIGREE: Unknown

PRIMARY SITE: USDA ARS World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm

ORIGIN: Developed at Wye College, England, in the 1950's from a cross involving a New Mexico Wild American, Eastwell Golding and various other old English hops

DATE RECEIVED: 1962

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes, PI No. 28 47 32 from Dr. Neve, Wye College, England

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety

REFERENCES: Wye College Reports, Wye College, England, prior to 1961

Burgess, A. H. Hops. Interscience Publ. Inc., New York. 1964

Neve, R. A. In T. Wagner: Gene Pools of Hop Countries. Zalec, Yugoslavia. 1978. p. 30.

MATURITY: Very early

LEAF COLOR: Light green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: resistant

Verticillium Wilt: resistant

Viruses: unknown

VIGOR: Poor

YIELD: Low, below 1000 lbs/acre in Oregon

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 6 12 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 5.1% (8 year range: 3.8 6.7%)

BETA ACIDS: 2.3% (8 year range: 1.6 3.2%)

COHUMULONE: 32%

STORAGE STABILITY: Very good, retained 68% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 0.58 ml/100 g (range: 0.50 1.0)

MAJOR TRAITS: Loose, medium small cones that shatter easily when grown seeded; resistant to verticillium wilt; very sensitive to adverse soil conditions.

OTHER INFORMATION: Useful for developing extra early hops by breeding; very high humulene content (above 34% of the oil); pleasant, European type aroma characteristics. This hop is not grown any more because of low yields. Very poor growth at Corvallis, discarded in 1992. Very poor growth at Corvallis, discarded in 1992. This hop is not grown commercially anywhere in the world and has never been used for breeding.


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