Today in 2002, US Patent PP13311 P2 was issued, an invention of Eugene G. Probasco, assigned to John I. Haas, Inc., for his “Hop plant named ‘Millennium-Late.'” Here’s the Abstract:
A new and distinct triploid hop, Humulus lupulus, plant named ‘Millennium-Late’ selected from the progeny of tetraploid ‘Nugget’×proprietary line No. ‘833-53M’, characterized by a high percentage of alpha-acids, a higher alpha/beta ratio, significantly higher percentages of humulene and caryophyllene, coupled with a high yield and resistance to powdery mildew. Harvest maturity is late, similar to ‘Nugget’ and following ‘Galena’ by about 1 week.
A few weeks before, also in 2002, Probasco was also granted Patent Nos. PP13128P2, PP13129P2 & PP13132P2: Millennium Hops, specifically for Millennium-48, Millennium-MiddleLate and Millennium-44.