Hordeum vulgare ‘Black Hulless’ (Black Barley) [30 Seeds]

$3.95

Germination Information: There’s not much information out there about growing this heirloom variety in a home garden, unfortunately. But I had good luck here in my Pennsylvania garden in 2021 by direct-sowing (around 1/4″ deep) on March 22, with germination starting on April 2. The timing will vary for you depending on your climate and weather.

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Whether you’re looking to grow barley for its grain or would like to use its long-whiskered heads for cutting, ‘Black Hulless’ is a great choice. It’s pretty easy to get the dark kernels free of the chaff with hand-cleaning, so it can go from the garden to the kitchen without too much work. The stems reach about 2 feet tall, with two-row heads that ripen from green to black-tinged golden brown with long awns; in either stage, they are are a pretty and unusual addition to fresh or dried arrangements. Full sun. Annual.

Collected in mid July 2021. At least 30 seeds. Larger quantities may be available; you can reach me at nan@hayefield.com to discuss.

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