USDA ACCESSION NO.: 62052

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

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Density

PEDIGREE: Unknown

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

ORIGIN: Selected at Wye College, England; obtained in 1962 from Dr. R. A. Neve, Wye College, under PI No. 28 47 31. From a cross involving a New Mexico Wild American female hop, Eastwell Golding and various other old English hops.

DATE RECEIVED: 1962

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety

REFERENCES: Various Wye College reports, Wye College, England, prior to 1961

Burgess, A. H. Hops. Interscience Publ. Inc., New York. 1964, p. 50

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

MATURITY: Medium early to medium late, depending on training time in the spring

LEAF COLOR: Dark green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium Wilt: resistant

Viruses: unknown

VIGOR: Fair to good

YIELD: Fair to good (1000-400 lbs/acre)

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 20 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 5.3% (6 year range: 4.4 6.6%)

BETA ACIDS: 3.3% (6 year range: 2.6 4.7%)

COHUMULONE: 36%

STORAGE STABILITY: Very good (retained 72% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage)

OIL: 0.44 ml/100 g (6 year range: 0.26 0.71)

MAJOR TRAITS: Resistant to Verticillium Wilt; small to medium small cone size; susceptible to Downy Mildew in England; pleasant European type aroma characteristics.

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is not grown any more commercially in England because of low yields and low alpha acids content.

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