Bianca

Bianca (a.k.a. Bianco and Bianca Gold), with its lemon yellow color and red-brown to pink contrasting stem, is bred strictly as an ornamental hop. It must be grown in semi-shaded areas as its light leaves are subject to leaf burn in the sun. While not bred for commercial use, it is said that the cones can be used for flavoring if a Saazer-style aroma and taste is desired. Sunbeam, Bianca’s half-sister has similar characteristics.

Also Known As Bianco, Bianca Gold
Characteristics
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 7%-8%
Beta Acid Composition 3.4%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-28%
Country  US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount
Growth Rate High to very high
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.6-1.0 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 30%
Humulene Oil Composition 25%
Caryophyllene Oil 8%
Farnesene Oil 13%
Substitutes  Sunbeam
Style Guide Lager, Pilsner, Belgian Ale

References
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopchem/21698.html
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopcultivars/21698.html

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