Barley ( Hordeum vulgare )
Height : 43cm to 120cm included
Origin : Near and Middle East (Mesopotamia)
Environment : Plains, highlands and hillsides
Climate : Warm, temperate, cool. Dry.
Tolerates extreme temperatures as long as humidity is low.
Barley is the fourth cereal crop in the world. It is largely used as cattle food, but it also has important properties for human health: it remineralizes bones and helps prevention of heart, lungs and stomach diseases. The Malt (germinated Barley) is the basic ingredient to produce beer since the ancient Babylon times! It is also a well-known symbol of abundance and fertility, specially male.