Category Archives: Barley

Baku and Popping Barley Mixture

I am offering this wonderful “unintended mistake”, a mixture of landrace Iranian Baku naked barley and a landrace Pakistani “Naked Popping Barley”. They both got threshed together due to my mistake, as I had hung them side by side in … Continue reading

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Ladalchi Barley

Another variety from the late Anpetu Ohainkesni’s seed collection. Possibly a landrace, naked 6 row barley from Ladakh region in Kashmir administered by the Indian government. I am hoping to have seed available in the near future.

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Tibetan Black Barley (A Chushi Gangdruk Selection)

This is by far the blackest barley I have ever grown. I was given seed from Kevin Payne, Taft California, who had selected this strain from the KUSA Seed Foundation’s “Chushi Gangdruk Population”, which was a composite mixture of naked … Continue reading

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Italian Hulled Barley

This one is a bit of a mystery. I found the seed mixed in with my original strain of Timilia Italian Wheat from Italy. I have since grown this barley out and found it to be very productive. It is … Continue reading

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Weihenstephaner Schwarze Nackt Barley

Hordeum vulgare convar. vulgare var. duplinigrum I received a small amount of seed for this German variety from Petr Vorbil, Czech Republic, in the winter of 2017. I planted the following spring (2018). Four seeds germinated and produced well. This spring … Continue reading

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Stella Swedish Barley

I obtained seed for the Stella barley from Ruurd Walrecht of Sweden in 2017. This is a pedigree-line selected from a landrace barley in Dalarna Sweden called Bollanas. Stella is listed in a 1910 US Department of Agricultural experimental station … Continue reading

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Toomas Estonian Barley

This is another barley variety I obtained from Estonia in 2017 via a seed exchange. This is a spring planted, 6 row, hulled variety that is classified as a “local population”. I am not sure of its history prior to … Continue reading

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Blackheart Barley

Blackheart barley is a 2 row hulled variety that is extremely ornamental in appearance. The plants are bushy with many grain bearing tillers (20 or more) and reach a height of 4 foot. I was surprised that these tall plants … Continue reading

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Arabian Blue Barley

Arabian Blue barley is an ancient 6 row, hulless type with excellent flavor both as flour or as a simple cooked grain dish. The plants reach about 3 1/2 foot in height and produce a good yield of naked bluish/brown … Continue reading

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Trysilbygg Barley

The seed for this variety was sent to me from a homestead farm near Lillehammer Norway. Trysilbygg is a very old Norwegian barley that most likely dates back to the time of the Vikings and possibly earlier. It is a … Continue reading

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