USDA ACCESSION NO.: 62052
SELECTION: Selected at Wye College, England, prior to 1962
PRIMARY SITE: USDA ARS World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Selected at Wye College, England; obtained in 1962 from Dr. R. A. Neve, Wye College, under PI No. 28 47 31. From a cross involving a New Mexico Wild American female hop, Eastwell Golding and various other old English hops.
DATE RECEIVED: 1962
METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions, commercial variety
REFERENCES: Various Wye College reports, Wye College, England, prior to 1961
Burgess, A. H. Hops. Interscience Publ. Inc., New York. 1964, p. 50
Neve, R. A. In T. Wagner (ed.): Gene Pools of Hop Countries. Zalec, Yugoslavia. 1978. p. 30.
MATURITY: Medium early to medium late, depending on training time in the spring
LEAF COLOR: Dark green
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant
Verticillium Wilt: resistant
VIGOR: Fair to good
YIELD: Fair to good (1000-400 lbs/acre)
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 12 20 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 5.3% (6 year range: 4.4 6.6%)
BETA ACIDS: 3.3% (6 year range: 2.6 4.7%)
STORAGE STABILITY: Very good (retained 72% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage)
OIL: 0.44 ml/100 g (6 year range: 0.26 0.71)
MAJOR TRAITS: Resistant to Verticillium Wilt; small to medium small cone size; susceptible to Downy Mildew in England; pleasant European type aroma characteristics.
OTHER INFORMATION: This hop is not grown any more commercially in England because of low yields and low alpha acids content.