SELECTION: no information except that it was derived from Hallertauer mittelfrueh (USDA Nr. 56001 or 21014)

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Hallertauer Gold

PEDIGREE: German Sel. Nr. 50/1/392 x German Sel. Nr. 61/28/6

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

ORIGIN: German Institute for Hop Research, Huell, Germany

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1992


AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial cultivar

REFERENCES: 1992 USDA Report for Hop Research, and subsequent years

Annual Report for Hop Research, German Institute for Hop Research from the mid-1980s on

MATURITY: medium early

LEAF COLOR: medium green to light green

SEX: female

DISEASES: Downy mildew: resistant

Powdery mildew: moderately resistant

Verticillium wild: susceptible

Viruses: free of all major hop viruses when received at Corvallis

VIGOR: fair to good

YIELD: fair to good, about 1200 to 1400 lbs/acre in Oregon test plots

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 to 24 inches, sometimes longer

ALPHA ACIDS: 7 - 10%

BETA ACIDS: 5 - 7%


STORAGE STABILITY: fair to poor, about 47% alpha remaining after 6 months room temp. storage

OIL: 1.78 ml/100 g (4 year range: 1.1 to 2.7 ml/100 g)

MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental aroma similar to its parent Hallertauer mittelfrueh but higher alpha potential. Very low cohumulone content. Dipdloid: 2n=20

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is now marketed under the name "Hallertauer" together with Hallertauer mittelfrueh according to trade statistics published in the Hopfenrundschau about mid 1990s.

This hop was developed in the mid-1970s at about the same time as Perle (USDA 21227) but never officially released until the late 1980s.