Technical Data

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)

Alpha Acids6.5-8.5%
Beta Acids8.5%
Cohumulone28-30% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil1 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration124 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Citrus-Piney Fraction9.5%
Floral Estery Fraction3.2%
H/C Ratio1.9

Grower comments

Maturity Mid Season
Yield Good
Growth Habit Late spring growth, columnar frame
Cone Structure Medium length, loose cones
Disease Resistance New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability  Very Good
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A really fine dual purpose hop with a heady mix of floral and citrus characteristics (6-9% AA)


Released from the New Zealand Hop Research Programme in 1988 as New Zealand Hallertau Aroma this triploid has parentage of two thirds Mittlefruh and open pollination by a New Zealand derived male.  Renamed Wakatu in 2011.


During selections this variety displays an intensity of aromas which selectors describe as fresh citrus akin to freshly zested lime peel. These excellent aroma qualities carry right through from selection to the aroma and flavour profiles in the finished beer.


A multi-skilled hop that consistently delivers from kettle to consumer. A true dual-purpose variety with an enviable alpha: beta ratio and oils profile. This all-round brewery performer gives excellent flavour and aroma shelf stability both in small pack and keg.

"Just a great hop"


A versatile hop across several brewery applications and beer styles. Is a real standout out when used in multiple, high addition rates in big ales or in gentle gifts to temper the sweetness of a full malt lager.