New hop variety Agnus as the result of breeding process innovation in the Czech Republic
V. Nesvadba, K. Kroftahttps://doi.org/10.17221/4405-PSECitation:Nesvadba V., Krofta K. (2002): New hop variety Agnus as the result of breeding process innovation in the Czech Republic. Plant Soil Environ., 48: 513-517.
In the 90th, a methodology of hop breeding was innovated in the Czech Republic. Registration of a new variety Agnus in 2001 represents the result of the innovation mentioned above. Agnus variety is the first high-alpha hop in the assortment of Czech hop varieties. It contents 11–15% w/w of a-bitter acids and 5–7.5% w/w of b-bitter acids. The yield usually exceeds 2 t/ha. Cultivation of Agnus is tested in various localities within hop growing areas. Simultaneously brewing tests in pilot and full scale are performed in five Czech breweries.Keywords:
hops; hop breeding; hop resins; hop oils; zoning; beer