Bred by Ellerslie Hop Estate, Melba or “The Dame of Hops” as it is affectionately known, is a dual-use variety with high oil content and similarities to Galaxy. When used as an early addition, it is said to impart a clean and somewhat spicy bitterness. When used as an flavor or aroma addition though, properties of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus come to the fore.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Clean spicy bitterness, aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus.|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||7%-10%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2.5%-5%|
|Yield Amount||2200-2800 kg/hectare (1962-2498 lbs/acre)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||2.0-4.0 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition|
|Humulene Oil Composition|
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