Hordeum vulgare | Six-rowed Barley | Eórna
Roadside, disturbed ground and ports
Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (bred/improved germplasm and traditional cultivar/landrace seed collected in 2008). Material held by the Irish Seed Savers Association.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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This plant has a wide range of cultivation, from the arctic to the desert zones. Barley is a cool seasonal crop but it can tolerate high temperatures if the humidity is low. In order of importance barley produces animal feed, malts and human food. As in the case of wheat, barley was domesticated in the fertile crescent of southwestern Asia about 8000bc and then migrated into Europe, North Africa and Asia.