USDA ACCESSION NO.: USDA 21116
SELECTION: Heat treated meristem tip culture of Brewer's Gold (USDA 19001 )
CULTIVAR: Brewer's Gold, v.f. (virus free)
PEDIGREE: Wild Manitoba BB1 x open pollinated (OF)
PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Developed from Brewer's Gold (USDA 19001) through heat therapy and meristem tip culture at Prosser, WA. Brewer's Gold is a sister selection of Bullion.
DATE RECEIVED: 1976
METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety
REFERENCES: Hop was originally developed at Wye College, England, by Professor E. S. Salmon in the 1920's and released in 1934.
Salmon, E. S. Two new hops: Brewer's Favourite and Brewer's Gold. Journal Southeast Agricultural College, Wye, Kent, England. 34:93-105. 1934.
Burgess, Hops, Interscience Publ., New York, 1964.
Romanko, R. R. In: S. S. Steiner's Guide to American Hops. S. S. Steiner, Inc., New York, 1973.
LEAF COLOR: Light green
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant
Verticillium Wilt: resistant
Viruses free of Prunus Necrotic Ringspot Virus and Apple Mosaic Virus
YIELD: High: 2200-2600 lbs/acre
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 24-40 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 9.7% (10 year range: 8.1 to 13.1)
BETA ACIDS: 4.7% (10 year range: 3.7 to 6.8)
STORAGE STABILITY: Poor
OIL: 1.90ml/100 g (10 year range: 0.81 to 3.04)
MAJOR TRAITS: Moderately high alpha acids content, extract hop, excellent vigor, high yield potential, poor storage stability.
OTHER INFORMATION: Occasionally erratic regrowth in early spring. Brewing quality nearly identical to its sister selection Bullion (USDA 64100). Discontinued from commercial U.S. production in 1985 upon advent of super-alpha hops.