Rakau hops are suitable for use both as bittering and aroma. Developed as a true dual purpose variety typically with alpha acid above 10% delivers soft bitterness through low levels of Cohumulone less than 25% of alpha acids. Can be used for multiple additions with late hop character delivering tropical fruit aromas of passion fruit and peach. Quite high levels of oil with an H/C ratio typical of classical aroma varieties. This variety has a lot of typical New Zealand fruity character so would be best suited to new world styles of ale and lager as well as pales and "big" IPAs.
Maturity: Mid season
Yield: Medium to Good
Growth Habit: Clavate frame, tending to “housey”
Cone Structure: Cylindrical, tight and firm
Disease Resistance: New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability: Good (New Zealand Grown)
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