Varieties
OREGON HOP VARIETY: Sterling

Pedigree: USDA 21522 x USDA 21361M

Saazer 38 x [Cas x (65009 - 64035M)]

Maturity: Medium to medium early

Yield: very good, 1800 - 2000 lbs./acre

Growth Habit:

Disease Reaction: Moderately resistant to downy mildew and powdery mildew. No information regarding verticillium wilt as no symptoms were observed in the Oregon test plots. Free of all major hop viruses at the time of release.

Pickability:

Quality Averages:

  • Lupulin:
  • Aroma:
Alpha Acids 6 to 9% Beta Acids 4 to 6%
Alpha/Beta Ratio 1.5 Co-Humulone 24.0%
Humulone Storage Stability fair to good
Oil Content (mls/100g) 1.3 to 1.9 Humulene ( % in oil) 19 to 23%
Caryophyllene 5 to 7% Hum/Cary Ratio 3.3
Farnesene 11 to 17%    

General Trade Perception: Pleasant continental aroma; suitable for replacing Saazer hops in brewery blends.

 

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