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Hulled Barley


Wheat, especially white flour, was always the food of the wealthy, whereas the poor had to make do with “darker” grains, rye and barley, which were also easier to grow tolerating poorer soil and less favourable growing conditions. Barley is very short and is a good yielder generally having far more heads per plant than wheat. Barley can come either naked or hulled, two row or six row. Two row barley is lower in protein and hence is used for malting purposes. In industrial uses of barley, the six row barley would be used for animal feed as it is higher in protein. For human consumption, barley can be used in soups, stews, breads and more.

Bere

Bere has 6-row blond bearded heads. It is apparently the oldest barley cultivated in Europe.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Warrior

Warrior has fat 6-row heads with unusual beards which are folded like a grasshopper’s leg.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Peru Cebada

Peru Cebada (means barley in Spanish) is a somewhat taller 6 row barley from Peru.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Black Alberta

Black Alberta is short and early with black heads. It is a 6-row barley.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Blackheart

Blackheart is also short and early with black heads but it is a 2-row barley. Blackheart also has darker beards than Black Alberta.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Hordeum Zeocrithon

Hordeum Zeocrithon is apparently a different species than common barley. It is upright and very tall for a barley and is 2-rowed with long bearded heads.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
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