USDA ACCESSION No.: 21702
SELECTION: seedling selection made in Japan
CULTIVAR: Sorachi Ace
PEDIGREE: (Brewer's Gold x Saazer -OP) x Beikei No. 2 male; Note: The female parent is the Japanese seedling 70K-SH6 (USDA 21233) which was develioped by Dr. Mori sor Sapporo Breweries Co. Ltd.
PRIMARY SITE: USDA/OSU Hop Research Farm, Corvallis, OR. 97330
ORIGIN: Sapporo Breweries Ltd., Tokyo 150 , Japan
DATE RECEIVED: spring 1994
METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes
AVAILBILITY: no restrictions
REFERENCES: USDA/ARS Annual Report for Hop Research 1994, and later years
Mori, Yoshitada, 1988. Development of new hop varieties (Furano Ace and Sorachi Ace) of aroma- type in Japan. Sapporo Breweries Co. Ltd. , March 1988.
LEAF COLOR: dark green
DISEASES: Downy mildew: resistant (also resistant to botrytis)
Powdery mildew: no information
Verticillium wilt: no information
Virsues: No information
YIELD: fair to good, reportedly very good in Japan ( 8 - 10 bales/acre)
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 - 36 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: very high, reportedly up to 16% in Japan, but significantly lower in USDA test plots.
BETA ACIDS: non information
STORAGE STABILITY: no information
OIL: no information
MAJOR TRAITS: high yield potential; pleasant European aroma characteristics; high alpha acids potential
OTHER INFORMATION: Reportedly grown for several years at a Sapporo Breweries Hop Farm in China and exported to Japan and other countries. According to recent reports this hop is no longer grown commercially.