Southern Star

Released in 2001, Southern Star was developed in South Africa around 10 years after Outeniqua and Southern Promise. Like it’s two predecessors it is also considered a day neutral variety, meaning it can be grown in locations with reduced daylight. It is used primarily for bittering but also features a spicy, tangy flavor and some aroma.


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Also Known As
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 12%-14%
Beta Acid Composition 4.8%-5.2%
Co-Humulone Composition 31%-31%
Country South Africa
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount 1590-2470 kg/hectare (1420-2205 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate High
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.6-1.6 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 39%
Humulene Oil Composition 22%
Caryophyllene Oil 15%
Farnesene Oil 12%-12%
Substitutes Outeniqua
Style Guide

Where to Buy Southern Star Hops

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