Bianca Hops is a beautiful ornamental with its lemon yellow color and red-brown to pink contrasting stem. This particular hop likes a semi-shaded area as its light leaves are subject to leaf burn in the sun. While not bred for commercial use, it is said that the cones can be used for flavoring if a Saazer-style aroma and taste is desired. Sunbeam, Bianca’s half-sister has similar characteristics. If you are not interested in growing hops for beer but are looking for a unique and beautiful ornamental vine consider Bianca Hops vine.
Alpha Acid Composition : 7-8%
Beta Acid Composition: 3.4%
Co-Humulone Composition: 20-28%
Total Oil: .6-1.0 ml/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition: 30%
Humulene Oil Composition: 28%
Caryophyllene Oil Composition: 8%
Farnesene Oil Composition: 13%
Latin Name: Humulus lupulus
Site and Soil: Hops like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Hops do not require pollination.
Hardiness: Hops can be grown where temperatures drop to minus 20° F.
Bearing Age: 2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height or width on fence, arbor, or other support.
Bloom Time: June-July
Ripening Time: September-October
Yield: 1-1/2 to 2 lbs. of dried flowers
Pests & Diseases: Our Hop varieties are disease resistant and rarely bothered by insect pests.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: A2, A3; 1-10; 14-21
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31,32, 34-35