USDA ACCESSION No.: 21283
SELECTION: seedling selection Nr. 19/68/19 from a cross made at Wye College, England in 1968
CULTIVAR: Wye Viking, also called "Viking"
PEDIGREE: Svalof x English male 14/66/136
PRIMARY SITE: USDA-OSU Hop Research farm, East Farm, Corvallis, OR
ORIGIN: Wye College, England
METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes
AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial variety
REFERENCES: Wye College Annual Reports starting about 1968
MATURITY: Lemmens, Gerard. 1998. The parentage and breeding of hop varieties. Brewer's Digest, May 1998. 10 pages.
LEAF COLOR: green
DISEASES: downy midew: resistant
Verticillium wilt: susceptible
Viruses: free of all 5 major hop viruses when received at Corvallis.
VIGOR: fair to poor in Oregon, good in England
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 20 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 8 - 10%
BETA ACIDS: 4 - 5%
COHUMULONE: 21 - 24 %
STORAGE STABILITY: good, retained about 70% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage
OIL: 1.16 ml/100 g. Humulene 10.5%; caryophyllene 5.3% myrcene 47.3%; Farnesene 9.1%. H/C ratio = 2.31
MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant aroma, resistant to downy mildew
OTHER INFORMATION: sister selection of Wye Saxon, USDA 21282.