USDA ACCESSION No.: 21614
SELECTION: seedling selection from a cross made by Dr. Dragica Kralj, Hop Research Institute Zalec, Slovenia in the 1980s
PEDIGREE: Aurora x tetraploid Yugoslav male 3/3; (USDA 21053 x tetraploid USDA 21087M)
PRIMARY SITE: USDA-OSU Experimental Hop Farm, East Farm, Corvallis
ORIGIN: seedling selection made in Zalewc Slovenia (Yugoslavia) in the 1980s
DATE RECEIVED: Spring 1990
METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes
AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial variety
REFERENCES: Various USA Annual Reports of Hop Research starting in 1990.
Kralj, Dragica. 1990. New Hop Varieties: Cerera, Celeia, Cekin, and Cicero. Chmelja, March 1990.
LEAF COLOR: dark green
DISEASES: downy mildew: moderately resistant
Verticillium wilt: no information
Viruses: no information
VIGOR: good in Slovenia, but only fair in USDA test plots
YIELD: good in Slovenia, poor to fair in USDA test plots
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 10 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 6 to 7%
BETA ACIDS: 2.5%
STORAGE STABILITY: Very good, retained about 80% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage.
OIL: 1.05 ml/100 g. Humulene 17.7%; caryophyllene 6.7%; myrcene 51.1%; farnesene3.0 %. H/C ratio = 2.59
MAJOR TRAITS: high yield potential in Slovenia; aroma similar to Styrian (USDA 21049); triploid 2n = 30
OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is a sister selection to USDA 21613 (Cekin). Like Cekin it is not grown in substantial quantities because of lack of brewer acceptance.