Hop: Wakatu


Wakatu was developed by HortResearch's New Zealand Hop Research Program in an attempt to breed a new aroma hop. Bred from femail Hallertau and male New Zealand variety and released in 1988.

High myrcene levels contribute lime flavor. Named for the Maori name for Nelson, Whakatu.

General Information

Aliases Hallertau Aroma, New Zealand Wakatu, Hal Aroma
Profile Citrus (lime), sweet, clover, hay, honey, orange blossom
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Hallertau
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering


Alpha Acid 6.5 - 8.5%
Beta Acid 8.4 - 8.6%
Cohumulone 28.0 - 33.0%


Total Oil 0.9 - 1.1 ml/100g
Myrcene 35.0 - 36.0%
Humulene 16.7 - 16.9%
Caryophyllene 8.1 - 8.3%
Farnesene 6.6 - 6.8%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Middle

Fact Sheet(s)

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