DESCRIPTION : Spring grain. 2 ˝-3 feet. Strong plants tand up to weather without lodging. Large seedheads are easy to thresh. A very rare ancient barely that is adapted to tough conditions and cold weather. Staff of life in the high mountains and in many marginal farmlands.
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 in early 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 seedheads 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"