DESCRIPTION : Spring Grain. Very good yields of big red-brown grains that look almost like wheat. 2 ˝-3 ft. Very easy to thresh. Drought-resistant and very forgiving of difficult conditions. Fat seed heads on strong stems.
BOTANICAL NAME : Hordeum vulgare
DAYS TO MATURITY : 63-70 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 70
SOURCE CODE: GB
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring
PLANTING DEPTH: 1-2"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flat 10 days before last frost in nearly spring, or as early in spring as possible. Transplant in garden 5" apart when 2-3" high. Or direct-sow in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked in very early spring. (Frost is OK.) Prefers a dry soil that isn't too acid, and moderate fertility. Water moderately; cease watering when 85% of seed heads are golden; harvest when nearly all are. Dry fully before threshing/storing.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C, W/Matures 9-10/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 5-24, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"