The Australian hop selection Summer is an aroma variety grown by Hop Products Australia since 1997.
Summer is characterised by balanced, sweet, and fruity hop aromas. Even the untrained nose is quick to detect passionfruit, citrus and melon. It has been noted to be similar in character to the Czech Saaz parent, but without the spicy characteristic
Summer was bred at Hop Products Australia, Tasmanian Bushy Park breeding garden in 1997. This cultivar was bred via open pollination of a tetraploid Czech Saaz mother.
Yield (Kg/Ha) 1800 – 2000
Alpha acids (%) 5.4 - 7.5
Beta acids (%) 4.8 - 6.7
Alpha/Beta Ratio 1.1 - 1.5
Cohumulone (%) 22.5 - 25
Total Oils (ml/100g) 1.3
Myrcene (% of whole oil) 13.0
Humulene (% of whole oil) 45.2
Beta Caryophyllene (% of whole oil) 14.8
Humulene/Caryophyllene ratio 3.0
Farnesene (% of whole oil) 0.1
Hop Acids by HPLC (ICE)
Steam distilled essential oil analyzed by GC-MS