Hop: Southern Cross


Southern Cross was bred by HortResearch breed program in New Zealand and released in 1994. Lineage of Smooth Cone, Fuggle, and American variety.

General Information

Profile Citrus, spice, lemon zest, pine needle. Soft bitterness.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Fuggle
Pairs with Cascade
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 750 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 71% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager, American Pale Ale, IPA


Alpha Acid 13.0 - 14.0%
Beta Acid 6.0 - 7.0%
Cohumulone 28.0%


Total Oil 1.6 ml/100g
Myrcene 58.0%
Humulene 14.0%
Caryophyllene 4.0%
Farnesene 5.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very high
Maturity Late

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2021-01-12 13:00:57 (Added: 2021-01-12 13:00:57)

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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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