USDA ACCESSION NO.: 21528
SELECTION: Obtained from the variety Zatecky krajovy by clonal selection
CULTIVAR: Lucan, probably very closely related to Saazer (USDA 21077)
PEDIGREE: Unknown, probably closely related to Saazer
PRIMARY SITE: USDA-ARS World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Hop Research Institute Zatec, Czechoslovakia
DATE RECEIVED: August 10,1988
METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions
REFERENCES: USDA Annual Report of Hop Investigations for 1988, pp. 33, 35, 36.
Rybacek, Vaclav. Hop Production (Developments in Crop Science 16). Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, New York. 1991. p. 75.
LEAF COLOR: Dark green
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible
Verticillium wilt: unknown
Viruses: infected with all 5 hop viruses
YIELD: Produced about 300 lbs/acre in Corvallis test plots, probably higher in Czechoslovakia
SIDEARM LENGTH: 6-10 inches, plants rarely reached the top of the trellis (18 ft)
ALPHA ACIDS: 4.0%
BETA ACIDS: 3.3%
COHUMULONE: 21%; colupulone 43%
STORAGE STABILITY: Unknown, probably very similar to Saazer
OIL: Unknown, probably similar to Saazer
MAJOR TRAITS: Pleasant noble aroma suitable for production of super premium beers, mild bitterness; reddish stems.
OTHER INFORMATION: Grown commercially on limited acreage only in Czechoslovakia. Sold by the hop trade under the collective name Saazer or Bohemian Early Red hop. According to Rybacek (1991), Lucan is "one of the oldest recognized varieties grown in the Czech Republic.