Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is something you’d usually grow to eat, and ‘Purple Karma’ is quite good for that, with hulless (and therefore easy-to-clean) seeds and a nutty flavor. I enjoy this long-awned Tibetan strain as an ornamental too, with its distinct purple coloration on the developing heads—so pretty in arrangements. The grain itself is a dark purplish brown. Total height is about 2 feet. Full sun. Annual.
Collected in mid to late July 2022. At least 25 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.