Rakau (Alpharoma) Hop Plant

Rakau (AlphAroma) Description

A uniquely bred New Zealand hop, this varietal originated in the 1970s, but was not commercially released until about 1983. The unique oil balance and medium alpha acid content makes AlphAroma a dual purpose hop. Put these characteristics to good use by adding this hop to Pale Ales and Lagers to add a firm bitterness as well as a citrusy, fruity aroma.

Country of Origin:  New Zeeland 

Alpha Acids 5.8-10.9%
Beta Acids 2.4-4.8%
Yield #’s / acre 1,100 – 3,400

Purpose: Dual

Co-Humulone:   27%

Seasonal Maturity: Late to very late

Growth Rate: Very High

Sidearm Length: 20-40”

Cone Size: Medium
Cone Density: Compact

Resistant to: Moderately to Downy

Susceptible to:

Style Guide:  Pale Ale, Lager

Aroma: Tropical Fruit, Citrus

 

      

 

If you’d like more information on our other hop varieties, we have available as hops starter plants select the variety you’re interested in below.

AlphAroma, Bramling,  Cascade,  Cashmere,  Centennial,  Chinook,  Cluster L8 Columbia,  Comet,  Crystal,  Eroica,  Fuggle H,  Galena,  Glacier,  Hallertau m.f,  Horizon,  Liberty,  Magnum,  Mt Hood,  Mt Rainier,  NewPort,  Northern Brewer,  NuggetOlympic,   Oregon Cluster,  PerlePocket Talisman,  Saaz 72,  Sorachi AceSterling, Styrian Golding,  Tahoma,  Teamaker,  Tettnanger Triple Pearl,   UK Serebrianka,  Ultra,  VanGuard,  Willamette,  Yakima GoldZatecki Cerveni,  Zeus

      

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