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Abyssinian Winter Barley

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Regular price $6.00
Abyssinian Winter Barley spikes have beautiful blue purple coloring
Beautiful blue hulled Abyssinian Winter Barley kernels
Abyssinian Winter Barley has amazingly robust tillering - post harvest plant view
(Hordeum vulgare); Heritage; 2-rowed; Hulled; Awned; Fall-planted

Abyssinian Winter Barley is a 2-rowed, black hulled, awned cultivar originally developed in California by the USDA in the mid 1910s. Its protein content is 15%. Plants tiller impressively.

Abyssinian Winter Barley suffered heavy lodging for us in 2021 but we had a very wet and windy June.  It's so beautiful and not every plant lodged. Next season I will try increasing the spacing to see if that helps. 

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