Early Promise

Early Promise was originally selected at Wye College, England, most likely from an old English variety through mass selection. Though originally slated for use as an aroma hop in the US, its poor yield in its USDA Corvallis plot eventually led to its discontinuation as a commercial prospect. Like Early Prolific, Early Promise may be useful for breeding aroma hops with a continental-style aroma.

Also Known As
Characteristics  Continental-style aroma
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6.1%
Beta Acid Composition 1.7%
Co-Humulone Composition 30%
Country UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 670-900 kg/hectare (600-800 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Susceptible to powdery mildew
Storability
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition  <42%
Humulene Oil Composition 18.4%
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Substitutes
Style Guide

References
http://www.freshops.com/hops/usda-named-hop-variety-descriptions#usda_id_21277
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21277.html

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