Hop: Calicross


Calicross was bred at the Riwaka Research Station in New Zealand in the 1960s. It has pedigree of Cluster and Fuggle. Grown commercially in New Zealand from the 60s - 80s.

General Information

Profile Aroma: Floral, Earth, Fruit
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Cluster
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1200 - 2300 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 78% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Porter, Stout
Susceptible Downy Mildew (moderate)


Alpha Acid 5.8 - 7.9%
Beta Acid 4.0 - 7.8%
Cohumulone 38.0%


Total Oil 0.5 - 1.4 ml/100g
Myrcene 61.3%
Humulene 13.2%
Caryophyllene 9.2%
Farnesene 2.1%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Sex Female
Leaf Color Green to dark green
Side Arm Length 12" - 30"
Last Updated
  • 2021-01-29 18:39:48 (Added: 2021-01-29 18:39:48)

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