LCS Calypso 2-Row Winter Barley

Certified Blue Tag
  • Excellent malt characteristics for the brewing industry
  • This 2-row barley offers improved release of LCS Violetta with better winter hardiness and yield
  • Medium maturity and medium height, good standability
  • Good disease resistance and East/West movement
  • This product requires a signed license agreement

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$25.00 / 48lb Bushel Bag - Signed licence agreement required prior to shipment

Quantity Price
1 - 9 $25.00
10 - 39 $22.00
40 - 199 $21.50
200+ $21.00
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Barley is an annual cereal grain used primarily for livestock feed and forage, and for malting. Barley grain has a similar nutrient profile to corn making it a valuable and versatile feed grain. Spring Barley seed is planted early in the spring and prefers well-drained, fertile soils for optimum production (avoid ground that had corn as the previous crop). We have field-tested organic, 2-row, and 6-row barley seed varieties for sale that fit the diverse needs of producers.

LCS Calypso 2-Row Winter Barley
Performance Table
VarietyTypeMaturityHeight (in)Straw StrengthUseAwns/Rachilla HairsProtein %Plump %Scab2022 YieldAvg. Yield 3-yr (bu)
LCS Calypso 2-Row Winter Barley2-Row WinterMedTallAvgFeed/MaltRough LongIDID2IDID
Organic Quest 6-row Spring Barley6-Row SpringEarlyMedAvgFeed/Forage/MaltSemi-Smooth Short13.393510288.2
Robust 6-Row Spring Barley6-Row SpringEarlyMedAvgFeed/ForageSemi-Smooth Short11.89379683.7
Organic Robust 6-Row Barley6-Row SpringEarlyMedAvgFeed/ForageSemi-Smooth Short11.89379683.7
ND Genesis 2-Row Spring Barley2-Row SpringMedMedAvgFeed/Forage/MaltSemi-Smooth Long11.296510592.7
Organic ND Genesis 2-Row Spring Barley2-Row SpringMedMedAvgFeed/Forage/MaltSemi-Smooth Long11.296510592.7
Hays Forage Barley2-Row SpringLateMed-TallStrongForageAwnlessNANANANANA
Organic SB151 6-Row Winter Barley6-Row WinterEarlyMedStrongFeed/ForageSmoothIDIDIDIDID
Organic MN-Equinox 6-Row Winter Barley6-Row WinterEarlyMedBelow AvgFeedRough LongIDIDIDIDID
KWS Orbit 6-Row Winter Barley6-Row WinterMedTallVery StrongFeed/ForageAwnedIDID6IDID
LCS Violetta 2-Row Winter Barley2-Row WinterEarlyShortVery StrongFeed/MaltAwnedIDID292ID

Seeding Rates for Small Grains 2023

Fall Planting Date Trials and Winter Survivability, University of Minnesota Extension

Malting Barley Marketing Outlets

Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by Albert Lea Seed. Contact malting operations before planting barley to market.

Anheuser-Busch Contract For Change

ID (Organic)

Moorhead, MN (Malt Plant)

ID, MT, ND (Grain Elevators)

Proximity Malt

Colorado, Delaware, Wisconsin

Proximity Malt

John Anderson


Preferred Varieties: LCS Violetta, LCS Genie

Rahr Malting

Shakopee, MN

(952) 445-1431

Contact name: Ron Volpi

Contract Method: Pre-contract

Preferred Varieties: AAC Synergy, Pinnacle, Explorer, Lacey

Briess Malting

Chilton, WI

(920) 849-7711

Contact name: Joe Tulius

Contract Method: Pre-contract, spot market

Preferred Varieties: ACC Synergy, Pinnacle


Detroit Lakes, MN

(218) 844-6258

Contact name: Randy Peterson / Kaj Peterson

Contract Method: spot market

Preferred Varieties: ACC Synergy


Milwaukee, WI


Contract Method: Pre-contract, spot market

Preferred Varieties: Mayflower, Voyager

Vertical Malt

Crookston, MN


Contact name: Adam Wagner

Contract Method: does not purchase

Preferred Varieties: ND Genesis, ACC Synergy

Two Track Malting

Bismark, ND