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What grain is this? Barley

 
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A few years ago I noticed some sprouts coming from straw I used for mulch. I decided to raise the sprouts and save the seeds. I forgot about them until January. I planted them a few weeks later(by the way January's not very cold here in so cal)and I now have some grain heads and I have trouble finding out what they are. The grains on the head are arranged in six rows in the shape of a rectangle. The stalks are about 2-3 feet tall and do not branch anywhere above the ground, with an average of
2-4 stalks per plant. The husks do not come off with threshing but can be rubbed off with a person's hands. It has long awns. Could you please help me know what they are? There will be pictures in the attachment.

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I think it's 6 row barley, but I'm not sure.
 
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Thanks! I thought it might be some sort of farro or possibly korasasan wheat, but barely sounds more reasonable. Might try to malt it. Then I would be able tell.
 
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That is definitely barley, a very popular crop where I am from.

It is used for making beer or when it is not the highest quality as animal feed.
 
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What is this 'beer' of which you speak?

Thanks for the verification!
 
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Leora Laforge wrote:That is definitely barley, a very popular crop where I am from.

It is used for making beer or when it is not the highest quality as animal feed.


Oh and i know this is late, but what kind of barley is this most likely to be if it was from straw at a craft store? By that, I mean feed/malt.
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