Hordeum vulgare 'Purple'. This ancient grain has its roots in Tibet. The nutty flavor is perfect in soup and pilaf or try grinding your own barley flour. Seed threshes easily from the seed head making it a good choice for home grain production. The deep purple seed is high in anti-oxidants and is an excellent source of calcium, iron and potassium. Strong plants resist lodging and grow a metre high. 70 days.