USDA ACCESSION No.: 66051
SELECTION: seedling selection made at Wye College, England
PEDIGREE: Whitbreds Golding Variety x OB 79 male WGV (USDA 21668) x English male OB 79. OB 79 is a seedling of an open-pollinated Wild American hop.
PRIMARY SITE: USDA-ARS Hop Research Farm, East Farm, Corvallis, OR
ORIGIN: Wye College, England late 1950s
DATE RECEIVED: spring 1966
METHOD RECEIVED: rhizomes
AVAILBILITY: no restrictions
REFERENCES: Neve, R.A. 1991. Hops. Chapman and Hall, New York, London.
Various Wye College Annual Reports on Hop Research starting late 1950s and following years.
Wagner, T. 1978. Gene Pools of Hop Countries. Institute for Hop Research, Zalec, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
Lemmens, Gerard. 1997. The breeding of Hop Varieties Brewer's Digest, March 1997.
MATURITY: very early
LEAF COLOR: medium green to light green
DISEASES: Downy mildew: tolerant
Verticillium wilt: tolerant
Viruses: no information
VIGOR: poor in Corvallis test plots
YIELD: poor, averaging 800 to 1,000 lbs in Corvallis plots
SIDE ARM LENGTH: 8 to 20 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 6.7%;
BETA ACIDS: 2.6%
STORAGE STABILITY: good to very good; retained 74% of its original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage.
OIL: 0.73 ml/100 g. Humulene 37%; caryophyllene 10.6%; myrcene 33.5%; farnesene trace. H/C ratio = 3.48
MAJOR TRAITS: pleasant continental-type aroma, very early maturity
OTHER INFORMATION: useful for breeding early maturing hops. This hop is only grown in very limited quantities in England for special brewery needs.