SELECTION: no information available

GENUS: Humulus

SPECIES: lupulus

CULTIVAR: Pride of Ringwood

PEDIGREE: Pride of Kent x OP; USDA 21280 x open pollinated

PRIMARY SITE: USDA/OSU Hop Research Farm, East Farm, Corvallis,OR

ORIGIN: Ringwood Hop Research Station, near Melbourne, Australia

DATE RECEIVED: spring 1966


AVAILBILITY: no restrictions, commercial variety

REFERENCES: USDA/ARS Annual Reports of Hop Research starting in 1966. This hop was developed by Mr. A.S.(Bill) Nash, hop

Breeder at Ringwood, employed by CUB (Carlton & United Breweries) Melbourne, Australia.


LEAF COLOR: medium green

SEX: female

DISEASES: downy mildew: susceptible

Verticillium wilt; moderately resistant

Viruses: no information

VIGOR: very good

YIELD: very good Australia, fair in Oregon test plots

SIDE ARM LENGTH: 20 to 30 inches

ALPHA ACIDS: 9 to 11.5 %

BETA ACIDS: 5 to 8%

COHUMULONE: 30 to 34%

STORAGE STABILITY: good, retained over 60% of original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage

OIL: 1.21 ml/100 g (range: 0.70 to 1.78 ml/100 g); Myrcene 53%; humulene 1.9%; caryophyllene 7.6%; no farnesene; H/C ratio = 0.25

MAJOR TRAITS: high alpha acids potential, especially in Australia. Very low in humulene.

OTHER INFORMATION: This hop was also grown for a brief time in Kashmir, India. It matures too late to be grown successfully in US hop growing areas.