Grain Crop Seeds


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Barley Colon Grain

Barley Colon Grain Non-GMO, Organic One Ounce Package


Barley Colon Grain is a specialty two-row malting barley. This early-maturing barley has plump kernels, and is medium yielding with moderate lodging. Released by North Dakota AES in 1996. Sow at 85 lb./acre or 2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. Plant in spring or summer. For grain production, sow seeds in spring. Blue label/Certified seed. Organically grown. Matures in 80 to 90 days.

Common Oats Grain Non-GMO, Organic One Ounce Package


Oats are the standard choice with multiple uses. Early maturing and good standing with very high yields. A good choice for under-seeding with a legume. Oats are a quick-growing green manure. 

For winter cover, sow by early Sept. in the North, slightly later farther south; the heavy stubble will prevent erosion and oats will not regrow in the spring like winter rye.

For grain production, sow seeds in early spring for a late summer harvest. Harvest in mid to late summer. 

Oats Hulless Grain Non-GMO, Organic One Pound Package


Sow Hulless Oats in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Harvest in mid- to late summer, thresh, and winnow. Lacks the indigestible husk of common oats. Grind into oat flour or crack in a grain mill to make oatmeal. Oatstraw, the green leafy stems, can be harvested for tea. 

For a winter cover crop, sow in late summer; in cold areas, oats will get winter-killed when temperatures drop below 10°F, and the crop residue is then easy to work under for planting early spring crops like peas and potatoes. Organically grown. Harvest in mid to late summer. 

Robust Barley Grain

Robust Barley Grain Non-GMO, Organic One Ounce Package


Robust Barley is a high yielding, good standing six-rowed barley. Adapted for pearling, malting, and feed grade barley. Sow at 85 lb./acre or 2 lb./1,000 sq. ft. Plant in spring or summer. For grain production, sow seeds in spring. Organically grown. Mature in 80 to 90 days. 

Winter Rye (Common) Grain Non-GMO, Organic One Ounce Package


Rye cover crop is great for controlling erosion, adding organic matter, enhancing soil life, and suppressing weeds. Its extensive root system makes it among the best green manures for improving soil structure. It is an excellent soil renovator and pioneer crop for new fields.

Rye is very good at releasing phosphorus and potassium. It also stabilizes excess soil and manure nitrogen. Rye and vetch together are one of the preferred cover crops for no-till tomato planting.

Rye is also good for animal grazing; it's highly palatable and of high nutritional quality, and comes back from grazing and grows again. Rapid establishment and growth together with weed suppression make rye an excellent choice for certified organic growers.

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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.

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