USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21277
SELECTION: Unknown, probably mass selection from an old English
variety made at Wye College, England
CULTIVAR: Early Promise
PRIMARY SITE: USDA-ARS World Hop Cultivar Collection, Corvallis, Oregon, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Unknown, probably mass selection
DATE RECEIVED: December 6, 1979
METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial cultivar
REFERENCES: USDA-ARS Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1979, p. 40.
USDA-ARS Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1980, p. 45 (Accessions No. assigned in 1980)
Wagner, T. 1978. Gene Pools of Hop Countries. p. 25. Institute for Hop Research, Zalec, Yugoslavia.
LEAF COLOR: Light green
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant
Powdery Mildew: susceptible
Verticillium wilt: unknown
VIGOR: Fair to poor
YIELD: Poor, 600-800 lbs/acre near Corvallis
SIDEARM LENGTH: 6-20 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 6.1%
BETA ACIDS: 1.7%
STORAGE STABILITY: Unknown
OIL: 0.5 ml/100 g; H/C ~ 2.77; humulene 18.4%, low in myrcen (about 42%)
MAJOR TRAITS: Early maturity, pleasant continental aroma.
OTHER INFORMATION: Not grown commercially any more due to its low yields. May be useful for breeding continental-type aroma hops.