SELECTION: Seedling selection made at the Kirin Brewery Ltd. Hop Research Farm, Iwate, Japan

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Eastern Gold

PEDIGREE: Seedling C76/64/17 x USDA 64103M; Note: The male parent is an open pollinated seedling from a Wild American hop developed at Wye College, England

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

ORIGIN: Kirin Hop Research Center, Iwate, Japan

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1992


AVAILBILITY: no restrictions

REFERENCES: Annual Report for Hop Research, USDA/ARS 1992 and later years

Shoo Horiuchi and Atsushi Murakami. New Japanese hop varieties with high alpha acid content. J. Amer. Sopc. Brew. Chem. 50: 10 - 13. 1992.

MATURITY: late to medium late

LEAF COLOR: dark green

SEX: female

DISEASES: Downy mildew: moderately resistant

Powdery mildew: no information

Verticillum wilt: no information

Viruses: no information

VIGOR: very good

YIELD: good to very good

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 20 to 40 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 11 - 14 %

BETA ACIDS: 5 - 6 %


STORAGE STABILITY: very good, retained 81% of its original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 1.43 ml/100 g. Humulene 19%; caryophyllene 7- 8 %; farnesene 3%; myrcene 42%. H/C ratio = 22.48

MAJOR TRAITS: High yield potential high alpha acids potential; good storage stability

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is not grown commercially according to recent information. The legend to Table V in the above named publication is in error, it should refer to "Eastern Gold"her than Kitamidori as printed.