Sunshine

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
Characteristics
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6.7%-8.2%
Beta Acid Composition 2.1%-3.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 34%
Country  UK
Cone Size
Cone Density
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
Susceptible to
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%
Caryophyllene Oil
Farnesene Oil
Substitutes
Style Guide

References
http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/person/2450/hopchem/21281.html

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