A bold, fruity hop variety suitable for hop forward styles such as IPAs, NEIPAs and NZ Pilsners.
Riwaka™ Brans 85.6-23 is a triploid aroma type bred during the development of New Zealand hops with a difference programme through crossing ‘Old Line’ Saazer with specially developed New Zealand breeding selection. It was first released by New Zealand’s Plant & Food Hop Research Centre in 1997.
Riwaka™ is an early season hop. Yield is low to medium, due to NZ being hop disease free, resistance is not a requirement.