(Hordeum vulgare nudum) An heirloom grain from antiquity, Black Hulless barley is versatile, delicious and easy to grow! Whether you like experimenting with heirloom grains in creative baking endeavors, clever cover cropping rotation or for ornamental use in arrangement and landscaping, you will find Black Hulless barley a delight! This completely hulless variety stands about 2.5-3 feet tall with onyx black seed heads and awns, making for a unique, cat whiskers look that adds fun to floral arrangements. This hulless heirloom is easier to process and makes amazing baked treats!
(Hordeum vulgare) Average 90 days to maturity. This ancient grain from Tibet has been having a remarkable resurgence in popularity, as it has been recognized as a supremely nutritious and exceptionally tasty hulless heirloom barley. In 1924, an American collected this purple barley in Tibet and brought it back to the U.S., where the seeds were stored at the USDA seed repository for nearly 100 years. Victoria and Tom Blake, two professors at the University of Montana, told Pat Hayes of Oregon State University about an amazing purple barley in the seed bank, which they called Purple Karma. Hayes plucked this remarkable variety from obscurity and was floored with its delicious nutty flavor. Since then, this purple tinged, awned barley variety has gained a cult following among foodies and farmers alike.