Scientific Name: Hordeum Vulgare
Description: Barley, a cereal originating in Asia and Africa, has been cultivated for at least 10,000 years. It brings numerous benefits to our health.
- Improves bowel function,
- Lowers blood pressure,
- Improves heart health,
- Prevents diabetes.
Planting Tips: Barley takes one to three days to fully germinate.
Soil: The soil should be deep, well-drained and of medium to light texture. The pH should be between 6.5 and 8.
Irrigation: Irrigation of barley crop should be moderate.
Harvest: It is desirable that the beans have a characteristic straw colour and smell. It is advisable to harvest on dry days, avoiding the early hours of the morning and, if possible, when the moisture content of the grain is below 15%.
Life cycle: Annual.