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Sardinian Barley - Spring Planted

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Regular price $4.00
Sardinian Barley, golden views, just before harvest
plot of Sardinian barley
Sardinian Barley grain plot
Sardinian Barley grain head
Sardinian Barley - Spring Planted
Sardinian barley in tiller phase
Sardinian Barley - Spring Planted
Sardinian Barley - Spring Planted
Sardinian Barley seeds
Sardinian Barley - Spring Planted

(Hordeum vulgare); 2-row barley; spring strain

Sardinian Barley is a faculative grain. This line is our spring planted strain. Planting in the fall? Consider our Fall Planted Sardinian Barley.

I love how Sardinian Barley looks in the garden as it ripens.   I find that it gets included in 'state of the garden' photographs.  It has been very productive and will be one of the first I will try malting.   As I harvest all our grains manually and am careful about breaking heads from stems, I do not know how this variety would behave with a modern combine. 

Our seed stock originally sourced from Sherck Seeds.  

Criteria Value
distance between plants 9 inches
distance between rows 9 inches
final plant height ? inches
heads per plant 5
seeds per head 27
weight per 100 seeds 5.6 grams
length of head 108 mm
awned / awnless awned
hulled / hulless

hulled

 

Three packets options, minimum:

a) 7 grams  (1/4 ounce) of seed taken from select heads

b) 28 grams (1 ounce) of seed taken from the harvest

c) 50 choice hand selected seeds 

Important note: our original source believed this barley to be “S’ orgiu sardu” however, we have since learned that is not the case. The seed stock does come from Sardinia but is a landrace variety.

 

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