Hop: Bianca


Bianca was bred from a cross between Saaz and open pollination in 1990. High oil content for humulene and farnesene. Half-sister to Sunbeam.

Bianca is considered to be an ornamental hop, not intended for commercial production, often being found and sold for ornamental purposes. But, based on Saaz heritage, could be used in a similar way.

Susceptible to leaf burn do to the low chlorphyll (the color of the leaves), therefore it grows best in partial-shade.

General Information

Aliases USDA 21698, Bianco, Bianca Gold
Profile Similar to Saaz: Noble, Herbal, Earthy, and Floral notes.
Substitutes Saaz, Sunbeam
Purpose N/A
Yield Good to very good
Beer Styles Lager
Resistant Downy Mildew, Verticillium Wilt


Alpha Acid 7.0 - 8.0%
Beta Acid 3.4%
Cohumulone 20.0 - 28.0%


Total Oil 0.6 - 1.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 30.0%
Humulene 25.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0%
Farnesene 13.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Good to very good
Maturity Early to medium early
Sex Female
Leaf Color Lemon yellow with red-brown stems
Side Arm Length 20" - 30"
Last Updated
  • 2021-01-13 15:36:50 (Added: 2021-01-13 15:36:50)

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