A Dual Purpose hop

Southern Cross

Southern Cross

aroma profile: Citrus, Spicy, Tropical Fruit, Pine

Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 1994, Southern Cross is a triploid cross between New Zealand Smoothcone and a 1950’s research variety bred from a crossing of Californian and English Fuggle. It has excellent essential oils and low co-humulone delivering a delicate balance of citrus and spice when added at the end of boil.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include citrus and tropical fruit with hints of lemon zest, lime, pine and spice.

Brewing Values

Acid/Oil
Range
Low
High

Alpha Acid

0
20
11-14%

Beta Acid

0
15
5-6%

Total Oil

0
4
1.2-1.2 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    11 - 14%
  • Beta Acid
    5 - 6%
  • Co-humulone
    25 - 28%
  • Total Oil
    1.2 - 1.2 mL/100g
  • Myrcene
    31 - 32% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    6.7 - 6.7% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    7.3 - 7.3% of total oil
  • Humulene
    20.8 - 20.8% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0 - 0% of total oil

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