SELECTION: From a cross made in the late 1960's or early 1970's at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Univ. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; Hop Research Station Backi Petrovac; cross was probably made by Mr. Andrej Mijavec who was hop breeder at the time.

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Neoplanta

PEDIGREE: Northern Brewer (64107) x [male (SxS02)]; the male originated from the cross Savinski Golding (USDA 21049) x wild Yugoslavian hop

PRIMARY SITE: USDA Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm, Corvallis

ORIGIN: Seedling selection; USDA Accession No. assigned in 1974



AVAILABILITY: Commercial cultivar, no restrictions

REFERENCES: USDA Annual Report for Hop Investigations, 1974, pp.15 - 20.

Wagner, T. Gene Pools of Hop Countries. 1978. p. 68, Zalec, Yugoslavia Acimovic, M. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, 1976. Breeding new hop varieties with high alpha resin contents and resistance to downy mildew. USDA-Yugoslavia Cooperative Research YO-ARS32-JB-25; P-ZF-32. Nov. 1975 to October 1976.

Kisgeci, Jan, Andrej Mijavec, M. Acimovic, P. Spevak, and Novica Vucic. 1984. Hmeljarstvo. 374 pp. (English summary). Poljoprivredni Fakultet, Univ. Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.


LEAF COLOR: Dark green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: intermediate to resistant

Verticillium wilt: unknown, probably tolerant

Viruses: unknown

VIGOR: Excellent to very good

YIELD: Very good

SIDEARM LENGTH: 20-30 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 9.1% (10-year range 7.4-12.0%)

BETA ACIDS: 3.9% (10-year range 2.9-5.0%)


STORAGE STABILITY: Good (retained 63% of original alpha room temperature storage)

OIL: 1.28 ml/100 g; humulene 20%, H/C ratio 2.30; contains about 5% farnesene.

MAJOR TRAITS: High alpha acids and high yield potential; green stems (in contrast to the red stems of Dunav).

OTHER INFORMATION: Originally developed to replace the landrace Backa, a lower alpha noble aroma hop; thus far the variety has not been accepted by the world hop trade and acreage remains very limited. Sister of USDA 21081 (Dunav) and Vojvodina (USDA 21083).