SELECTION: no information available

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Pride of Kent

PEDIGREE: Brewer's Gold x OP; USDA 19001 x open pollinated

PRIMARY SITE: USDA/OSU Hop Farm, East Farm, Corvallis, OR.

ORIGIN: seedling selection at Wye College, England by Prof. E.S. Salmon

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1980


AVAILBILITY: Influence of variety on the composition of the alpha and beta acids. J. Institute of Brewing 63: 1338-142. 1957.

MATURITY: medium early

LEAF COLOR: light green

SEX: female

DISEASES: downy mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium wilt: moderately resistant

Viruses: no information

VIGOR: good

YIELD: fair to good, 900 to 1,400 lbs/acre in Oregon test plots

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 20 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 8 to 11%

BETA ACIDS: 6 - 8%


STORAGE STABILITY: fair to poor, retained about 42% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 2.32 ml/100 g. Humulene 9.4%; caryophyllene 3.4%; myrcene 69.8%; farnesene trace. H/C ratio = 2.74

MAJOR TRAITS: high alpha plus beta acids; pleasant continental-type aroma

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is the mother of Pride of Ringwood (USDA 66052)