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Old 09-02-2009, 05:08 AM   #1
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i've got 4 varieties of hops growing in south carolina, but now i'm thinking barley varieties. its almost time to plant so I need barley seed asap. what am I looking for? 2 row? 6 row? both? how about wheat, and rye, and fruits i've got an up and running farm and the sky is the limit so what would you do....

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Merit and Harrington are common 2-row barley's, but they are spring varieties. I can get you Harrington Barley. Falcon or Genu winter wheat. Choteau Spring Wheat.

 
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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How many hop plants you got?

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:10 AM   #4
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I've got 30 hop plants. i'm definatley going to plant some winter wheat varieties, they can double as a deer food plot.

 
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:32 AM   #5
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I would be more than happy to come out and help you harvest....deer
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:57 AM   #6
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we brew with spring barley not winter barley

winter has lots more protein
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:42 PM   #7
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There isn't a good winter barley, other than Marris Otter. That has a very limited growing range. OSU has been working on developing one for years, but haven't licked the protein problem.
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http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/crop2601

http://www.cwb.ca/public/en/library/...0varieties.pdf

It is a Canadian site, but gives what is recommended, and the demand for each. I am involved in the CMBT malt evaluation, I get to drink beer (always low hopped lagers, we are trying to get the malt to stand on its own) every other Friday at work and evaluate the characters. There are some newer varieties comming along that are VERY good, and some that are not going to make the cut.

 
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:13 PM   #9
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how about winter wheat varieties? or any specialty grains that may grow cooler climates? in south carolina i might get 2 weeks of freezing weather but for the most part, we have mild winters.

 
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:49 PM   #10
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Quote:
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how about winter wheat varieties? or any specialty grains that may grow cooler climates? in south carolina i might get 2 weeks of freezing weather but for the most part, we have mild winters.
Didn't a few repiles above answer your winter wheat question?

 
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