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Sumire Mochi Barley

Great Lakes Staple Seeds

Regular price $3.50
Sumire Mochi barley seeds

(Hordeum vulgare var. nudum); barley; 

2017 Fall Harvest

Criteria Value
distance between plants 6 inches
distance between rows 9 inches
final plant height 19 inches
heads per plant 3.5
seeds per head 37
weight per 100 seeds 3.1 grams
length of head 51 mm
awned / awnless awned
hulled / hulless hulless


Our original seed stock sourced from Kusa

The heads were easy to thresh by hand with some hand work to pick it clean. This Japanese 6 row barley has been spring planted.  It is considered to be a glutinous barley. 


Three packets options, minimum:

a) 50 choice hand selected seeds taken from the robust heads

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

b) 50 choice had selected seeds taken from the most PURPLE Heads




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