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.
Ethiopian has large dark brown pointed seeds.Grains/Cereals / Barley / Hulless Barley
Excelsior has attractive purplish bearded seed heads and purple seeds.Grains/Cereals / Barley / Hulless Barley
Special Mix contains purple, grey, and blond seeded varieties.Grains/Cereals / Barley / Hulless Barley
Black Hulless is a very short, only about 2’ tall, 2-row barley with black seeds. The heads are dark but not black with lighter beards.Grains/Cereals / Barley / Hulless Barley