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AlphAroma Hop Plant

AlphAroma Hop Plant

2 Litre Pot

Regular price £12.50
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Key Flavours

  • Stone Fruit
  • Pomme

Variety Information

  • Origin: New Zealand
  • Primary Use: Dual Purpose (Aroma & Bittering)
  • Height: Tall
  • Group:None
  • Also Known As: Rakau
  • Flavour Description: Apricot, plum, mango, pear, and other stone fruits
  • Beer Style Guide: IPA, Belgian Ale, Pale Ale & Lager

Growing Information

  • Season Maturity: Late Season
  • Ease of Harvest: Unknown
  • Typical Yield: 1230 - 3810 kg/hectare
  • Wilt Sensitivity: Unknown
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance: Unknown
  • Downy Mildew Resistance: Moderately Susceptible
  • Hop Mosaic Virus Sensitivity: Unknown


Bare root hop plants are available from late November until early April. Dates will vary depending on the weather and ground conditions however, we hope to start lifting from the field by November 1st.

The best time to transplant hop plants lies during this period whilst the plant is dormant.

Plants in 2 Litre pots are available from May until September.


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AlphAroma or Rakau as it is now known was re-released from the New Zealand Hop breeding programme in 2007 for trials under organics and now widely established under conventional cultivation. 
A uniquely bred triploid, purpose-bred hop, this varietal originated in the 1970s but was not commercially released until about 1983. AlphAroma was developed from Smooth Cone through open pollination. The unique oil balance and medium alpha acid content makes AlphAroma a dual purpose hop. Put these characteristics to good use by adding this hop to Pale Ales and Lagers to add a firm bitterness as well as a citrusy, fruity aroma. 
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