This is a dark six-row hull-less barley originally brought by Bhaka Tulku Rinpoche from Tibet, and was grown several years ago near Tularosa, NM. Seed was given to Greg Schoen who has grown it out near Silver City, NM. Best as a spring barley but has grown and overwintered successfully from 'volunteers' in southern NM. Plants are about 24 to 30 inches at full grain maturity, somewhat variable. Grain is dark colored but not purple.