Pacific Gem can produce a cask oak flavour with distinct blackberry aroma, along with a woody character.
A triploid alpha type bred from New Zealand variety “Smoothcone” at the New Zealand Horticultural Research Centre (now named HortResearch) and released in 1987.
A high alpha hop with a pleasant aroma and a useful bitterness of 13 % or higher alpha acid. Pacific Gem can produce a cask oak flavour with distinct blackberry aroma, along with a woody character. Typically used as first hop addition and used successfully in many beers worldwide.
Maturity Mid season
Yield Moderate to high
Growth Habit Vigorous, clavate frame
Cone Structure Long, compact, ovate shape
Disease Resistance As no disease problems in New Zealand, not defined
Storage Stability Good