USDA ACCESSION No.: 21680
SELECTION: no information
CULTIVAR: East Kent Golding, also called Kent Golding
PEDIGREE: no information
PRIMARY SITE: USDA/OSU Hop Research Farm, Corvallis, OR.
ORIGIN: J.I. Haas Inc. (Mr. Gene Probasco) , Yakima WA. Rhizomes obtained from the J.I. Haas hop farms near Chilliwack, BC, Canada
DATE RECEIVED: spring 1993
METHOD RECEIVED: potted soft wood cuttings
AVAILBILITY: no restrictions
REFERENCES: USDA Annual Report for Hop Research, 1993 and later years
Burgess, 1964. Hops.. Interscience Publishers, New York/ London
LEAF COLOR: light green
DISEASES: Downy mildew: moderately resistant
Powdery mildew: moderately resdistant
Verticillium wilt: tolerant
Viruses: Free of all major hop viruses when received at Corvallis
YIELD: good, 7 bales/ acre or higher
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 20 - 40 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 5 - 6 %
BETA ACIDS: 2 - 3 %
STORAGE STABILITY: very good, retained about 78% of its original alpha acids. After 6 months room temperature storage.
OIL: 0.85 ml/100 g. Humulene 27%; caryophyllene 9 %; farnesene trace; myrcene 42 %. H/C ratio = 3.05
MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental aroma properties; highly regarded in England
OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is sometimes also called Canterbury Golding, named after the town in the Kent region of England. Some people in the hop trade think that Canterbury Golding is different from Kent Golding, but chemically and in brewing, they are identical. This hop has grown well in Oregon since its introduction in 1994, producing yields substantially higher than those found in England. Microbrewers and Craft brewers in the US are the major customers of Kent Golding.