Barley, Job's Tears, Chinese Pearl

Siskiyou Seeds

$ 4.50

Barley, Job's Tears, Chinese Pearl

(Perennial) Coix lacryma-jobi

A Perennial grass native to SE Asia that is widely grown as a grain crop that is also known as Chinese pearl barley.  Seeds are very pretty and often used for making necklaces and rosaries as they are generally hollow.  Plants grow to 2-3’ tall and loosely resemble corn.  The shiny gray  1/3” seed is formed on a loose panicle and somewhat resembles the coloration of a dove.  Frost tender, so either grow as an annual or in a greenhouse. Soak seed in water overnight to promote germination. SSF

Packet (~15 seeds) ~3.5g 

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