Rhizomes are sold out until Spring 2019

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Rhizomes are sold out until Spring 2019 Flavor

American 1983 cross between Hallertauer Mittlefrüh (USDA 21397) and downy mildew resistant male (USDA 64035M). Spicy (cinnamon), resiny, and slightly sweet. It is an early ripening variety and similar in technical data and aroma to Hallertau Mittelfrueh. Recommended for German/American lagers. Alpha acids are relatively low at 2-6%. Substitutes: Mount Hood, Hallertau, Crystal.(Reference)
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Hop Growers of America Information

Liberty is a triploid Hallertau variety that was bred by U.S.D.A. Of the four triploid Hallertau mf varieties released by U.S.D.A., Liberty most closely resembles the Hallertau mf cultivar. It is typically used in Lager, Pilsner, Bock, US Wheat, and Kölsch beers.
Commercial Examples:
Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Kölsch
Beta Range
24–30% of alpha acids
Total Oils
0.6–1.2 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
20–40% of total oils
9–12% of total oils
35–40% of total oils
Possible Substitutions

USDA Rhizomes are sold out until Spring 2019 Information

SELECTION: Seedling Selection No. 8303-117 from a 1983 cross between tetraploid Hallertauer m.f. and a German aroma male made at Corvallis, Oregon.
GENUS: Humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
PEDIGREE: 21397 x 64035M
tetraploid Hallertauer m.f. x Zattler Seedling
PRIMARY SITE: USDA World Hop Cultivar Collection, OSU East Farm
ORIGIN: Seedling 8303-117 of cross 8303
DATE RECEIVED: 1983; USDA Accession No. assigned in 1985.
METHOD RECEIVED: Seedling selection, USDA Accession No. assigned in 1985
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions
REFERENCES: Haunold, A., G.B. Nickerson, U. Gampert, and P.A.
Whitney. Registration of Liberty Hop (Registration No.
CV18, PI No. 558869). Crop Sci. 32. 1992 (in print).
Various annual reports of USDA hop research starting in 1985.
Annual reports to the Hop Research Council starting in 1986.
MATURITY: Medium early
LEAF COLOR: Green to dark green
SEX: Female
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant
Verticillium wilt: unknown, probably tolerant
Viruses: free of major hop viruses, such as Prunus and other strains of
Necrotic Ringspot, Hop Latent, and American Hop Latent; slight infection by
Hop Mosaic, generally symptomless.
VIGOR: Very good
YIELD: Good to very good, 1200-2000 kg/ha (1100-1780 lbs/A)
SIDEARM LENGTH: 12-30 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 4-6n Oregon, slightly lower in Washington
STORAGE STABILITY: Fair to good (retained 663635f original alpha acids after 6 months room temperature storage)
OIL: 1.3 ml/100 g (average of 7 different samples); myrcene 46 humulene 31 no farnesene; H/C - 3.43
MAJOR TRAITS: Aroma and quality characteristics similar to imported noble aroma European hops (balanced alpha and beta acids content, moderately low cohumulone content, triploid, genetically sterile, 2n=3x=30, produces few seeds, even when grown in the presence of fertile diploid males.
OTHER INFORMATION: Adapted to Oregon and Washington hop growing areas, poorly adapted in southern Idaho. Six acres commercial production each in Oregon and Washington in 1991.

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