Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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subsp. vulgare California Barley (184 days)
Collected in: Washington, United States 1918
12.90% protein level. 5% BetaGlucan level.
Six rowed. Awned. Winter growth habit. 2'-3' in height. 1+ Tillers
Luther Burbank is said to have used this barley to select from to create his famous "Burbank Barley". Little documentation still exists to verify this fact. The most obvious difference is California barley is hulled and Burbank Barley is hulless.
Burbank seemed to only dabble in grains for a short period. I find it more likely that instead of "creating" this barley, he found a hulless sport growing amongst California. He improved upon this barley only saving the biggest heads and those plants with the most tillers. We will never really know.