Taiheke Pellets fka NZ Cascade

Taiheke Pellets fka NZ Cascade

Taiheke Pellets fka NZ Cascade

Code: NZCA

New Zealand grown dual purpose US Cultivar previously known as Cascade, with citrus “grapefruit/lime” characters (6-8 %AA)
NZ$ 8.90
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Taiheke™ Brand USDA 56013 originates from an early US breeding program circa 1956 and was the first commercially bred hop to emerge from the USDA-ARS program when released in 1972. It was bred from crossing an English Fuggle with a male selection believed to have been a crossing of Fuggle with the Russian variety Serebrianka. 


During selection this hop displays quite exceptional levels of citrus moving more to New Zealand tropical fruit characteristics. Through selection, agronomics and Terroir the flavour and aroma characteristics have altered markedly from the original cultivar to no longer be considered the same variety.   Its bright colour and tight compact cone shape give it instant appeal during selections and the power of its resinous fruit mix on the senses makes it a real standout during selection. 


Performs well when used as a single variety across multiple kettle additions or when singled out as a late gift or dry hopping duty. Can do some really great things for the hop advocate when matched up with some of the other New Zealand aroma heavy weights such as Motueka or Riwaka. A fun hop in the brewery which literally sighs with pleasure when plunged into a hop back. 

"A personality of its own"


Typically employed in “new world” style pale ales and creative brewers are using it for very intense summer ales where its fruit forward aroma and oils profile make for a refreshing finish.   

HPLC & Oil Composition (Measured within 6 months of harvest, stored at 0C)

Alpha Acids 6-8%
Beta Acids 5.0-5.5%
Cohumulone 37% of Alpha Acids
Total Oil 1.1 ml oil per 100gm cone weight
Concentration 180 uL Oil/gram Alpha
Myrcene 53.6%
Humulene 14.5%
Caryophyllene 5.4%
Farnesene 6%
Citrus-Piney Fraction 6.1%
Floral Estery Fraction 2.2%
H/C Ratio 2.8
Other 0%

Grower Comments

Maturity Early Season
Yield Medium
Growth Habit Vigorous, columnar frame
Cone Structure Cylindrical, tight cones
Disease Resistance New Zealand is hop disease free
Storage Stability Excellent (New Zealand Grown)
Picking Picks very well