Developed by the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research hop breeding program and released in 1988, as Hallertau Aroma, Wakatu was renamed in 2011. It is a triplod variety with two thirds Hallertau Mittelfrüh parentage. Wakatu is a well rounded variety with strong, fresh citrus characteristics and some bittering capabilities.
Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include restrained floral notes and freshly zested lime.
Alpha Acid6.5 - 8.5%
Beta Acid8.4 - 8.6%
Co-humulone28 - 30%
Total Oil0.9 - 1.1 mL/100g
Myrcene35 - 36% of total oil
Caryophyllene8.1 - 8.3% of total oil
Farnesene6.6 - 6.8% of total oil
Humulene16.7 - 16.9% of total oil
Geraniol0 - 0% of total oil
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