Very good yields of big red-brown grains that look almost like wheat.
2 ½-3 ft. Very easy to thresh.
Drought-resistant and very forgiving of difficult conditions. Fat seed heads on strong stems.
BOTANICAL NAME : Hordeum vulgare
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 BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C, W/Matures 9-10/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 5-24, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"