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Research Project: Breeding, Genomics, and Integrated Pest Management to Enhance Sustainability of U.S. Hop Production and Competitiveness in Global Markets

Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit

Title: Registration of high-yielding aroma hop (Humulus lupulus L.) cultivar ‘USDA Triumph’

item Henning, John
item TOWNSEND, M - Oregon State University
item Gent, David - Dave
item WISEMAN, M - Oregon State University
item WALSH, D - Washington State University
item GROENENDALE, D - Washington State University

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Germplasm Registration
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/3/2021
Publication Date: 5/5/2021
Citation: Henning, J.A., Townsend, M.S., Gent, D.H., Wiseman, M.S., Walsh, D.B., Groenendale, D.P. 2021. Registration of high-yielding aroma hop (Humulus lupulus L.) cultivar ‘USDA Triumph’. Journal of Plant Registrations. 15(2):244-252.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Brewers consistently look for new and unique hop (Humulus lupulus l.) cultivars that possess excellent flavor profiles and are cost effective to produce and utilize. Proprietary aroma cultivars have in some cases met this need but are costly to produce due to susceptibility to major plant diseases and patent royalties. In order to fill this gap, the USDA-ARS hop breeding program developed and released USDA ‘TRIUMPH’ to the public on April 19, 2019. The defining characteristics of this hop cultivar are high yields, tolerance to major diseases and excellence in brewing multiple beer styles. USDA TRIUMPH arose from a cross made in 2000 between USDA ‘Nugget’ and ‘USDA 21110M’. USDA TRIUMPH has exhibited high yields and disease tolerance across multiple states. It has been utilized in lager, pilsner, pale ales and amber ales along with IPA brewing settings with excellent consumer reviews. The release of this new cultivar provides brewers with a new high-yielding, disease tolerant, excellent aroma-style hop cultivar and also provides producers with a non-patented, cost-effective superior flavored hop cultivar.