Waimea is a trademark of New Zealand Hops Limited, registered in the USA

varietal: HORT3953

Technical Data

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

Alpha Acids16-19%
Beta Acids7-9%
Cohumulone22-24% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil2.1 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration126 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Citrus-Piney Fraction6.2%
Floral Estery Fraction2.1%
H/C Ratio3.7

Grower Comments

Maturity Mid to Late season
Yield Moderate to high
Growth Habit Vigorous, clavate frame
Cone Structure Long, compact, ovate shape
Disease Resistance New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability Good
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A big alpha hop that carries an even bigger weight of oils with lots of pine and citrus characters (16-19 % AA)


Released in 2012 by The New Zealand Institute for Plant &  Food Research Limited, Waimea™ Brand HORT3953 is a triploid cultivar that traces its parentage back to ‘Californian Late Cluster’, ‘Saazer’ and ‘Fuggle’.


Fresh tangelo citrus fruit, and pine needle are at first evident during selections, while an outstanding  oils profile, high alpha, low cohumlone and excellent  agronomic performance make Waimea™ an exciting new world hop…


Well suited to dual purpose applications throughout from early kettle additions right through to dry hopping. Quality bitterness and aroma abound with fruity citrus and pine characters from this hops big weight of oil. A big hop for big beers.

"A great finisher"


A new world flavour hop selected for its genuine dual purpose capability in delivery of quality bitterness with unique fresh citrus aroma notes. Can be used across a wide array of styles in  a variety of brewhouse and dry hopping applications.