USDA ACCESSION NO.: 66050
SELECTION: Selected in England in the late 1950's or early 1960's as WE 1778
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
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately susceptible
Powdery Mildew: susceptible
Verticillium wilt: resistant
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.