USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21222
SELECTION: Selected in the 1970's at Parma, Idaho by Dr. Robert R. Romanko.
PEDIGREE: Open-pollinated Brewer's Gold (USDA 19001) seedling
PRIMARY SITE: USDA-ARS World Hop Cultivar Collection, Corvallis, Oregon, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Seedling selection, I 33-6
DATE RECEIVED: Spring 1980
METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions
REFERENCES: USDA-ARS Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1980, p.41.
Haunold, A. 1988. Annual Report to the Hop Research Council, p. 6.
MATURITY: Medium late to late
LEAF COLOR: Light green, similar to Brewer's Gold
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant
Verticillium wilt: resistant
VIGOR: Very good
YIELD: Very good, 2120 lbs/acre average over a 5-year period
SIDEARM LENGTH: 20-30 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 7.1% (5-year range 6.7 to 8.9%)
BETA ACIDS: 4.3% (5-year range 4.1 to 4.9%)
STORAGE STABILITY: Poor (retained 40% of original alpha acids after 4 months at room temperature)
OIL: 1.45 ml/100 g
MAJOR TRAITS: High yield potential, some similarities to aroma hops in taste and flavor perception. Bracts conspicuously turned upwards.
OTHER INFORMATION: Established in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho in 3-acre commercial trials in 1987. These trials were expanded to 100 acres in Washington the following year to produce sufficient hops for Anheuser Busch for plant-scale brewing evaluation. Aquila was officially released in 1994. Anheuser Busch lost interest in this hop and it was discontinued from commercial production in 1996.