Spring Malting Barley (Hordeum vulgare 'Conlon')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Leaves: Other: grass-like
Fruiting Time: Summer
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Good as a cover crop
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Fermented
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Sensitive to spring frosts when spouting
Days to germinate: 1 to 3
Depth to plant seed: 3/4 inch
Sow in situ
Other info: 1 seed per square inch planting density. Best suited to western North Dakota and nearby western states.
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Feb 3, 2015 6:31 PM

A two row barley* released in 1996 by North Dakota State University. Best adapted for western North Dakota and nearby western states.
Yield equal to Stark and better than Bowman.
Resistant to powdery mildew and net blotch, susceptible to spot blotch.
Prone to lodging (falling over before harvest) when grown under high yield conditions.

*lower protein content equals more fermentable sugar content
Used as a source of fermentable material in beer production

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