Wakatu (NZ)

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Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 1988, as Hallertau Aroma, Wakatu was renamed in 2011. It is a triplod variety with two thirds Hallertau Mittelfrüh parentage. Wakatu is a well rounded variety with strong, fresh citrus characteristics and some bittering capabilities.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include restrained floral notes and freshly zested lime.

Alpha Acid         6.5 - 8.5%
Beta Acid           8.4 - 8.6%
Co-humulone   28 - 30%
Total Oil            0.9 - 1.1 mL/100g
Myrcene            35 - 36% of total oil
Caryophyllene  8.1 - 8.3% of total oil
Farnesene         6.6 - 6.8% of total oil
Humulene        16.7 - 16.9% of total oil
All our hops are vacuum sealed in foil bags to preserve the best flavour and aroma.  Our hops are refrigerated while in storage.