(Hordeum vulgare var. nudum); Barley; Hulless; Awned; a variety from The Kusa Seed Society Collection
A unique 2-row barley from India, Gopal is distinguished through its grains that are a rich purple color at maturity due to their high concentration of anthrocyanic compounds. Advantageous to northern growers, it is believed these compounds also aid grain germination in cooler soils. Another distinctive characteristic of Gopal's mature grains is a reported fruity aroma released upon contact with moisture. Gopal's tillers benefit from preventative measures against lodging.
Two packets options, minimum:
a) 50 choice hand selected seeds taken from the longest heads
b) 7 grams (1/4 ounce) of seed taken from select heads