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Hulless 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.

Ethiopian

Ethiopian has large dark brown pointed seeds.

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

Excelsior has attractive purplish bearded seed heads and purple seeds.

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

Special Mix contains purple, grey, and blond seeded varieties.

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

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.

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

Hordeum Nigrinudum (nigri=black, nudum=naked) is a 2-row barley of normal height with black heads, beards and seeds.

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