Hop: Nelson Sauvin


Nelson Sauvin was first released in 2000, is a triploid variety developed by Hort Research, Riwaka Research Centre (Plant & Food Research). Bred from New Zealand "Smoothcone" and a New Zealand male.

Definitely imparts a unique aroma. High alpha acids makes Nelson Sauvin a great dual hop.

General Information

Profile Aroma of white white, fresh gooseberry, and grape infused tropical flavors. Passion fruit, kiwi, tangerine, and grapefruit.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Hallertau Blanc, Pacific Jade, Pacifica
Pairs with Cascade, Citra®
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield Moderate
Beer Styles American Pale Ale, IPA


Alpha Acid 12.0 - 13.0%
Beta Acid 6.0 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 22.0 - 26.0%


Total Oil 1.0 - 1.2 ml/100g
Myrcene 21.0 - 23.0%
Humulene 35.0 - 37.0%
Caryophyllene 10.0 - 12.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool 0.4 - 0.9%
Geraniol 0.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate High
Cones Small size with compact density
Maturity Middle to late
Ease of Harvest Moderate to good

Nelson Sauvin Aroma/Flavor Profile

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Last Updated
  • 2020-11-25 08:51:45 (Added: 2020-11-25 08:51:45)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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