Barley, Robust

Barley, Robust OG

Hordeum vulgare Annual spring grain. Up to 3' high. Moderately frost-hardy. A widely grown 6-row barley with medium-tall straw and resistance to spot blotch. Tolerates drought and alkaline or heavy soils. Does not tolerate wet or acidic soils. May be planted later than other spring-sown small grains and maintain good yields.

The earliest evidence of domesticated barley comes from Neolithic sites in modern-day Syria; by 4200 BCE it had reached Finland.

Seed from early May to mid-June at 100# per acre, 3#/1000 per sq ft. Certified organic.

As food grain: Suitable for malting—a local home brewer told us “when brewed with Cascade hops from Fedco Trees, it made excellent ale.”

As feed grain: More reliable in Maine’s climate than corn or wheat, with nearly as much feed value, and better feed value than oats.

8007 Barley, Robust OG
Item Discounted
B: (2#) $5.00
C: (10#) $18.25
E: (50#) $75.00
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Organic Seed

We are a MOFGA-certified organic repacker and handler of seed and feed.
None of our seed is treated with fungicides.

Organically grown seed is labeled OG.

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