Technical Data

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

Alpha Acids4-4.2%
Beta Acids4.6-4.8%
Cohumulone20-25% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil0.3 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration0 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Citrus-Piney Fraction3.7%
Floral Estery Fraction3.3%
H/C Ratio3.7

Grower Comments

Maturity Early-Mid Season
Yield Low
Growth Habit Moderate, columnar frame
Cone Structure Small, loose cones
Disease Resistance New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability Good (New Zealand Grown)
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New Zealand grown UK aroma hop with mild, delicate and sweet floral characteristics(4-6%AA)


Golding is an old long-established variety which is actually a group of various traditional varieties originating in Kent, England. It is a tall hop with loose low yielding cones, and it thrives well under New Zealand's disease free conditions.


NZ Golding is a low yielding aroma variety that is grown in the Nelson region of New Zealand. Because of New Zealand's disease free status our Golding grows without the risk of traditional European wilt diseases which Golding is particularly susceptible to.


Golding Hops thrive for aroma additions any time throughout the boil or during dry hopping. This variety has an alpha acid rating of 4-6% keeping its bitterness on the low side in beer. It is often complimented with Fuggle Hops in English brew recipes. The aroma is sweet-tempered, savory, and affable. 

"A redolent fruity hop!"


This hop has scents of sweet citrus fruits, and redolence of nectarous flowers. It has relatively high humulene oil content, and this is preserved by avoiding early kettle additions.

Similar Varieties: NZ Willamette, NZ Styrian Golding, NZ Fuggle, UK East Kent Golding