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Burbank Hull-less Barley

Burbank Hull-less Barley

Regular price $4.00 Sale

Hordeum vulgare

Origin: Santa Rosa, California

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~70

Germination tested 11/2020: 97%

Life cycle: Annual or Biennial

Another gem from Joseph Lofthouse, Landrace Seedsman, in high-altitude Paradise, Utah. Like all of Joseph's seeds, these are super resilient and contain a great diversity of genes. From Joseph:

"Very productive in my garden. Short plants requiring stooping during harvest. May be planted in spring or fall. This seed was collected from fall sown plants."

This is a six-row barley, and it has a high protein content (14%; most barley is between 7 and 13%). It was bred by the legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank from a variety called California Hulless, and released by his seed company right after he died in 1927. The USDA has maintained it since 1930, and it was re-released commercially by Sustainable Seed Company in 2010.

GROWING TIPS: Plant in early spring 2"-6" apart in rows a foot apart. Grows 2 feet tall.