USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21521
SELECTION: Heat treated/meristem tip cultured USDA 21077 made by Dr. C.B. Skotland, Prosser, Washington, in 1988
CULTIVAR: Saazer (meristem-36) medium early red hop, also called
Bohemian Red Hop
PEDIGREE: Unknown, probably a landrace grown in Czechoslovakia since the Middle Ages
PRIMARY SITE: USDA-ARS World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm, Corvallis
ORIGIN: Prosser, Washington (via Czechoslovakia)
DATE RECEIVED: Summer 1988
METHOD RECEIVED: Rooted softwood cuttings
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety
REFERENCES: USDA Annual Report and Data Summary for Hop Research 1988, p. 34 (Table 3).
USDA Annual Report for Hop Research 1988, Table 3, p. 33.
Rybacek, Vaclav. Hop Production. Developments in Crop Science 16. Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam/New York/Tokyo. 1991. p. 77.
Neve, R.A. Hops. Chapman and Hall Publishing Co. London, New York. 1991. p. 201.
LEAF COLOR: Medium green
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: tolerant to moderately resistant
Verticillium wilt: unknown, probably tolerant
Viruses: free of Prunus Necrotic Ringspot, Apple
Mosaic, Hop Mosaic, Hop Latent, and American Hop Latent viruses
VIGOR: Poor to good depending on location
YIELD: Poor to good depending on location
SIDEARM LENGTH: 6-24 inches depending on location and daylength hours during the growing season
ALPHA ACIDS: 2-5%
BETA ACIDS: 3-5%
STORAGE STABILITY: Fair to good
OIL: 0.6-0.9 ml/100 g
MAJOR TRAITS: Pleasant "noble" aroma, suitable for production of premium beers.
OTHER INFORMATION: Grown commercially in northern Idaho adjacent to the Canadian border at Busch Agricultural (BARI) Farms near Bonner's Ferry where yields reportedly exceed those of the original Saazer grown in Czechoslovakia. Released by C.B. Skotland as Saazer-36 (meristem 36), a composite of meristem 223 and 225 from hill No. 36 at the S.T. Kenny Hop Research Yard, Prosser, Washington.