SELECTION: Selected in England in the late 1950's or early 1960's as WE 1778

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Alliance

PEDIGREE: Whitbread's Golding variety (USDA 21668) x male C3 male C3 came from a cross involving a sister of Brewer's Gold open pollinated by English males at Wye College, England

PRIMARY SITE: USDA ARS World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm

ORIGIN: Developed at Wye College, England in the late 1950's or early 1960'

DATE RECEIVED: Spring 1966; PI Nr. 312510

METHOD RECEIVED: Rhizomes from Dr. R. A. Neve, head, Dept. of Hop Res., Wye College

AVAILABILITY: No restrictions

REFERENCES: USDA ARS Annual Report for Hop Investigations, 1966.

Wagner, T. Gene Pools of Hop Countries. 1978. pp . 26, 30.


LEAF COLOR: Light green

SEX: Female

DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible

Powdery Mildew: susceptible

Verticillium wilt: resistant

Viruses: unknown

VIGOR: Fair to poor

YIELD: Poor to good. Average 1068 lbs/acre over a ten year period near Corvallis, but produced high yields in England.

SIDEARM LENGTH: 6 20 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 6.3% (10 year range 4.6 7.5%)

BETA ACIDS: 2.5% (10 year range 1.6 5.1%)


STORAGE STABILITY: Good (retained 78% of original alpha acids after 6 months at room temperature

OIL: 1.00 ml/100 g (10 year range 1.35 to 0.47); Humulene 33%; caryophyllene 11.3%; myrcene 36.7%; farnesene 1.9%. H/C ratio = 2.92

MAJOR TRAITS: Early maturity, resistance to Verticillium wilt, quality similar to Fuggle (USDA 48209).

OTHER INFORMATION: Was developed in England as a replacement for Fuggle but yields were only slightly higher than those of Fuggle. Not grown any more commercially in England or anywhere else.