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Hop: Motueka

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Motueka was bred by New Zealand's Plant & Food Research, a triploid descendant of Saaz. A great dual purpose hop.

General Information

Aliases B Saaz, Belgian Saaz
Profile Fresh lime, tropical fruit, and lemon zest. Huge citrus.
Country New Zealand
Substitutes Amarillo®, Centennial, Saaz, Saaz (US), Sterling, Waimea
Pairs with Nelson Sauvin
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1071-1338 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60%-70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Lager, Belgian Ale, English Ale


Alpha Acid 6.5-7.5%
Beta Acid 5.0-5.5%
Cohumulone 0.6-1.0 mg/100g


Total Oil 28.0-30.0%
Myrcene 45.0-50.0%
Humulene 2.0-6.0%
Caryophyllene 1.0-3.0%
Farnesene 10.0-14.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very high
Cones Small to medium size with loose density
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Moderate to difficult

Aroma/Flavor Profile

Fact Sheet(s)

Last Updated
  • 2020-05-07 18:27:36

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Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
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