A dual purpose hop from New Zealand with a high alpha acid content that makes it economical for bittering but it also has a spicy yet floral flavour and aroma with a pine aftertaste. Considered a bittering variety typically for Lager, Green Bullet also carries a subtle spiciness which finds it at home in a freshly drawn pint of Bitter, Lager or an Irish-style Dry Stout.
Green Bullet Hops come from a program in New Zealand that started in 1949 in order to solve a problem with Black Root Rot. Fuggle was crossed with local varieties to create the first generation of stronger varieties including First Cross, Calicross and Smooth Cone. Tetraploid (TET) variations of these were then used to produce Sticklebract, Super Alpha, and Green Bullet releasd in 1972.
Green Bullet has a unique zing which characterizes New Zealand's hops. It is dual purpose and brings both a fresh clean bitterness along with an abundance of aroma in beer. The alpha acid rating is 11%-15% which is high, making this hop applicable for strong bitterness additions at the beginning of the boil and throughout the brewing process. The taste and aroma has accents of raisins and fruits, and is smooth and refreshing. It has very high myrcene oil content which contributes to the fruit aroma.
Green Bullet hops is resistant to disease and is a moderately high yielding hop with moderately large compact cones. Green Bullet Hops are now used in beer around the globe.
Our source plant used for the propogation of the Green Bullet plants offered for sale on this web site was obtained from a nursery in Nelson.
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Alpha Acid Composition 11%-15%
Beta Acid Composition 2.9%-5.6%
Co-Humulone Composition 41%-43%
Lupulin Color Pale Yellow
Cone Size Medium to Large
Cone Density Compact
Maturity: Late Season
Yield: Low at 2100 - 2400 kg/hectare
Growth Rate: Moderate to Vigorous
Susceptibility to Disease and Pests: Resistant to Powdery Mildew
Storability: Maintains 60%-70% alpha acid comtents after 6 months storage at 20 C
Ease of Harvest: Good Pickability
Total Oil Composition 0.46-1.13 mls/100 grams
Myrcene Oil Composition 52%-53%
Humulene Oil Composition 19%-20%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition 6%-7%
Farnesene Oil Composition 0%-1%