Planting Instructions for Growing Barley at Home

Full Pint Label Growing Instructions

Alba Oregon Winter Barley

Streaker Naked Barley

We are not in the seed business and are usually able to supply very small amounts of seed of our own germplasm/varieties. If you are interested in more than a few grams (or kilograms in some cases) please see commercial suppliers at this link or try PickACarrot.

There are currently two Oregon public varieties we can supply in small amounts: Full Pint and Alba. Streaker will not be released as a variety, but rather as a germplasm...a subtle distinction with the immediate result that germplasms do not get variety names but are publicly available. The germplasm - formerly known as the variety Streaker - will be called #STRKR. For the sake of historical continuity, the Streaker naked barley image will live on - forever on the run. We can also supply seed of the Food Composite.

Seed order form and a plea to help us cover costs.
Please follow this link for an order form and seed costs. The fees are high but they cover the costs of seed multiplication, maintenance, shipping and handling. All profits to research.

Variety or germplasm Release status Seed source Spike type Growth habit Hull type Awn type Principal end use(s)
Order indicates priority
Comments Data links
Alba Public variety 6 row winter hulled awned Feed, malt, food Resistant to stripe rust and scald. Plump seed and high test weight. Very well adapted to high rainfall areas of the Pacific Northwest. Successfully malted by Skagit Malting and brewed at leading Seattle breweries. Successful organic feed production by Hummingbird Wholesale.
BSR-27 Germplasm OSU Barley Project 6-row spring hulled hooded forage Disease resistant forage type. Germplasm release in preparation; 5 gram seed samples available
Buck™ Public variety OSU Barley Project 6-row winter naked awned Food, malt, feed A pure line successor to #STRKR, with better threshability.
  • Naked Barley Doubled Haploid Composite
  • aka OreGoDiva909 (OG909)
Germplasm OSU Barley Project 2 and 6 winter, facultative, adn spring naked awned, and hooded Food If you are interested in food barley, simplified plant breeding, and doubled haploid research/variety development opportunities this could be the resource for you. 909 doubled haploids blended!
Full Pint Public germplasm and variety 2 row spring hulled awned Malt, feed, food First released as germplasm BCD47, PI 659444. Released as the variety Full Pint - short as a half pint, but who want a half pint when you can have a full pint? A barley that may contribute to beer flavor. Resistant to stripe rust and leaf rust. Semi-dwarf, lodging resistant. Suitable for irrigated/ high rainfall areas. Malts, beers, and whiskeys available from quality purveyors.
Vibrant Hooded Germplasms Germplasm OSU Barley Project 6 winter and facultative hulled hooded forage 18 doubled haploid hooded lines derived from the cross of Alba/Verdant and Kurtford/Verdant Germplasm release  in preparation; 5 gram seed samples available
Maja Licensed to Agrisource 6 row facultative hulled awned Malt, feed, food High yielding and ideally suited for irrigated conditions in the intermountain west, but there are favorable reports from Ohio. Resistant to stripe rust; needs fungicide protection from scald in high rainfall areas. A facultative variety with excellent winterhardiness: plant fall or spring. Was approved for AMBA Plant Scale but never commercialized. Variety release
#STRKR Germplasm OSU Barley Project 6 row winter hull-less awned Food, feed, malt Multi-colored blend of three pure lines. Excellent for whole grain berries, as coarse milled couscous style, and flour. Grain, flour and flakes available from Hummingbird Wholesale - marketed as "Streaker". Journal of Plant Registrations
Verdant Licensed to Tri-State Seeds 6 row winter hulled hooded forage THE winter forage barley. Farmers "wearing out the gravel roads driving by to see it". Resistant to stripe rust and scald. Successful in Washington, Oklahoma, Texas, and now Morocco.