(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.
|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||
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.