The Two-rowed Barley’s spike, or ear, is long and somewhat compressed, and the grain is of a very good quality. It is sown in the spring. Barley succeeds best in soils of medium consistency, but accommodates itself to almost every variety of soil, except very moist ones. It endures a drought better than excessive moistures, but it requires as deep and good tillage as wheat.
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Flint, Charles L. Grasses and Forage Plants (Boston, MA: William F. Gill & Company, 1874)