Mother to Comet, Sunshine was developed via open pollination seedling selection at Wye College in England. It was selected by Professor E. R. Salmon in the early 1930’s and exhibits a very similar oil profile to Comet.
While it is considered a brewing hop first and foremost, its lovely, lemon yellow colored leaves also give this variety ornamental potential. Like Sunbeam hops, it should to be grown in a shaded position or it risks sustaining necrotic burn when exposed to prolonged late summer sun. Its exact parentage is unknown.
|Also Known As|
|Alpha Acid Composition||6.7%-8.2%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2.1%-3.1%|
|Seasonal Maturity||Early to mid|
|Yield Amount||560-900 kg/hectare (500-800 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew|
|Storability||Retains 50% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.35 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||55%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||0.9%|