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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Organic Oderbrucker Barley
Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Oderbrucker Barley (Was also called Wisconsin No. 55)
Seed Sample Size only 25 seeds
Considered the standard in Malting Barley for MANY years.
1920 Berry's Seed Company says about Oderbrucker Barley... "...considered to be the best variety of barley sent out by the Wisconsin Station. Professor Moore declares it to be superior to the Manshury, yielding 5 to 10 bushels more per acre. The original stock of this barley was obtained in Germany by the Ontario Agricultural College. ...a stiff strawed, heavy yielding, six rowed bearded barley. It has a protein content of 15 per cent, or nearly double the amount of protein found in many other barley varieties. ...one of the best for malting barley."
1930 Dreers Seed Catalogs says about Oderbrucker Barley... "A productive and reliable six rowed bearded variety and an improvement over the old Manshurey."