PEDIGREE: A triploid hybrid between autotetraploid Savinjski golding and 105/58 hybrid between Aurora and a Slovenian wild hop
YIELD: 1300 to 3500 KG/ha
STORAGE STABILITY: Good
RIPENING TIME: Late
OTHER INFORMATION: Released in 1990, a late aroma hop variety, as it is a triploid variety it contains less seed
RESISTANCE TO DISEASE:
- To downy mildew - Medium
- To powdery mildew - Medium
BREWING QUALITY: Aroma hop variety of high quality with excellent bitterness and aroma
BREEDING PROPERTIES: Celeia is a triploid hybrid between autotetraploid Savinjski golding and 105/58 hybrid between Aurora and Slovenian wild hop. It is a late variety, its optimal picking time in Slovenia being between September 6 and 12. The plants have a form of a wide cylinder, the lateral shoots are 100 cm long. The vines are green, thick, with long internodes. The leaves are large and of deep green color. The rootstock is slightly susceptible. There are no long term data available about the disease reaction of this variety. The expected yield is about 3200 kg/ha. It is grown on moderately deep or deep clay soil. It is grown is Slovenia, Austria and Vojvodina. Large planting distance is required. The recommended pruning time in sLOVEnia is between April 1 and 10. An average cone is 23 mm long, the average weight of 100 dry cones is 14 g. They are relatively dense, of green color and do not get shattered when picked by a picking machine. The drying temperature does not exceed 65 C.
CHARACTERISTICAL INGREDIENTS AND BREWING QUALITY: Celeia has a pleasant hoppy aroma. It contains 2 - 5 % of Alpha-acids (26 - 29 % of Cohumulone). The ratio between Alpha and Beta acids is about 1.7. The essential oil content varies from 0.6 to 3.6 % of dry hops. The ratio between Alpha-Humulene and Beta-Caryophyllene in the essential oil is about 2.7. Celeia has a good storage stability. Beer prepared with this variety has good organoleptical scores for pleasant bitterness, which is harmonically linked to the aroma.