Adaptive Seeds

Barley, Föckinghauser (Organic)

$3.25$5.50

Hordeum vulgare.

A 2-row, German, hulled barley that can be used for malting or animal feed. This barley was picked out of a bag of Föckinghauser Oats that we collected in Germany. Andrew was excited for the barley’s sneaky way of contaminating the bag of oats because he wants to one day grow German malting barley for his own specialty malts for home brew. Malting and toasting small amounts of barley in the oven is an excellent addition to a home brew batch. It fills the house with a delicious aroma, and the rich freshness is imparted to the beer. Spring sow March through May.

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Direct sow in weed-free, well-prepared soil March to May, during a warm dry spell if possible. Barley is usually frost tolerant down to 15 °F. Fertility and irrigation needs are very low if you have decent soil.

Harvest for grain when seeds are dry and plants are no longer green. Dance, rub, or flail seeds from seedheads. Winnow to clean in front of a fan or steady breeze.

Harvest for grain when seeds are dry and plants are no longer green. Dance, rub, or flail seeds from seedheads. Winnow to clean in front of a fan or steady breeze. Isolation distance is unnecessary for this self-pollinating grain. Save seed without worries.

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