You talking barley Dan?
Iíve never understood how a rough awn could be as nice to eat as a smooth awn, just a finger rub shows the difference.
Those rough awns can cause health issues as well, I do try to avoid them in barley. Limits you on your choices though, as for some reason the seed breeders concentrate on rough varieties and leave the smooth ones sucking the hind teat. Thats why I'm still growing Sundre and good ol' Bonanza, so like a few years back during drought, I could easily process crop into feed stocks.
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