Centennial Rhizome


Flowers and citrus are the most evident aromas.  It has a medium aroma with mid to high bittering value. Often times referred to as Super Cascade. Somewhat finicky to grow.

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Hop Qualities

Order Centennial Rhizome
Acid Range (Alpha %)
7.0–11.1% 7.0–11.1%
Total Oils
1.5–2.5 Mls. per 100 grams dried hops
45–55% of total oils
5–8% of total oils
10–18% of total oils

USDA Centennial Rhizome Information

SELECTION: Seedling Selection W415-90 made in 1974 at the Irrigated
Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser, WA
GENUS: Humulus
SPECIES: lupulus
CULTIVAR: Centennial
PEDIGREE: OR6619-04 x 63015M
(Brewer’s Gold2 x Fuggle-Fuggle Seedling) x (Brewer’s
Gold2 x East Kent Golding – Bavarian Seedling)
3/4 Brew/Gold; 3/32 Fuggle; 1/16 East Kent Golding;
1/32 Bavarian; 1/16 unknown
PRIMARY SITE: USDA Hop Germplasm Collection, OSU East Farm
Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture
Research and Extension Center, Prosser, WA
ORIGIN: Seedling selection of cross W415, made in 1974 at
Prosser, WA (Seedling selection 415-90)
USDA Accession No. assigned in 1987
METHOD RECEIVED: Potted plants
AVAILABILITY: No restrictions
REFERENCES: Kenny, S.T., and C.E. Zimmermann. Registration of
Centennial Hop (Registration No. CV-17, PI546055). Crop Sci. 31:1092.
USDA Ann. Report and Data Summary 1981, Table 3, p. 29.
Ann Report to the Hop Reseach Council (Prosser, WA). 1990.
MATURITY: Early to medium early
LEAF COLOR: Light green
SEX: Female
DISEASES: Downy Mildew: moderately resistant
Verticillium Wilt: unknown, probably tolerant
Viruses: slight latent infection with Hop Mosaic,
Hop Latent, and American Hop Latent viruses, symptomless.
YIELD: Good to very good, 1600-1900 kg/ha (1430-1700 lbs/A)
SIDEARM LENGTH: 12-30 inches
ALPHA ACIDS: 9 – 12 %
COHUMULONE: 28 – 32%
STORAGE STABILITY: Fair to poor (lost over 50% of original alpha acids after
6 months storage at room temperature)
OIL: 2.83 ml/lOOg (average of 3 years)
50% myrcene, 14% humulene, 5% caryophyllene, no
farnesene, citrus-floral aroma. H/C ratio 2.0 to 2.3
MAJOR TRAITS: Aroma and brewing performance attractive to small
brewers, home brewers, and microbrewers.


Flowers and citrus are the most evident aromas.  It has a medium aroma with mid to high bittering value. Often times referred to as Super Cascade. Somewhat finicky to grow.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 oz
Dimensions 6 × .5 × .5 in


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