I've tried a number of different grains, this is the first year with Kamut and it seems to perform better here than most other grains. It's also very early, tritacale, maris widgeon wheat and hard red winter wheat seed heads haven't emerged from their sheaths yet.
The grains are about twice the size of regular wheat as well.
Barley did well last year and is repeating this year:
Wild oats are very common here, so it makes sense that hull-less oats would also thrive.
I have no idea how I'm supposed to know when to, or how to, harvest those oats. Figuring out is part of the fun!
Most gardeners have never grown a cereal crop other than corn before, yet California's wet winters are ideally adapted to growing winter grains - I use them as an entertaining cover crop. I'll plant squash and peppers here once they're done.