Hop: Sunshine


Sunshine is an open pollination hop that has a complicated breeding process by Professor E.R. Salmon at Wye College, England, during the 1920s or early 1930s, which may have included some wild American varietals. Sunshine and open pollination breeding made it the mother of Comet.

General Information

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Country United Kingdom
Substitutes N/A
Purpose Aroma
Yield 500 - 800 pounds/acre
Storage Retains 50 - 86% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Resistant Downy mildew (moderate)


Alpha Acid 6.7 - 8.2%
Beta Acid 2.1 - 3.1%
Cohumulone 27.0 - 34.0%


Total Oil 0.9 - 1.9 ml/100g
Myrcene 40.4 - 55.0%
Humulene 0.9 - 3.1%
Caryophyllene 4.5 - 4.6%
Farnesene 0.3%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Fair to poor
Maturity Mid-early to mid
Sex Female
Leaf Color Lemon yellow to light green
Side Arm Length 12 - 20 inches


Last Updated
  • 2021-10-01 09:10:55 (Added: 2021-10-01 09:10:55)

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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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