Flavour and Aroma
Fruity – blackcurrant, citrus.
It has ‘Manitoban’ characteristics producing a strong flavour with predominantly blackcurrant notes.
It was raised as seedling OR55 in 1924 from open-pollinated seed collected from Y90 which was a daughter of wild Neomexicanus hop. It was selected in 1943 as one of the few varieties found to show moderate resistance to wilt disease. It is the mother of Density and Defender. It is a vigorous variety producing large, dense cones. As its name suggests, it matures mid to late season.