Annual Grass 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.
Notes : 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.