2 ½-3 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
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 BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C, W/Matures 9-10/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 5-24, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"