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Durum Wheat

Armando variety it's actually being inscribed in the national varieties registry, and in the last 5 years, it showed a very high protein value (average above 15%). Excellent for pasta making, the main qualities of this variety are the high protein value, the excellent gluten index and high test weight. It grants high yields in every growing environment. /p>

Technical Specifications:

Pedigree: Linea 10 x Linea 22

Plant's height: 80-90 cm

Plant's colour: Glaucescent

Ear's shape: Parallel edges

Ear's colour:Light glumes with long black awns

Heading time: Mid late

Diseases resistance: Good

Grain's shape: Stretched, slightly red coloured

1000 seeds weight:: 45-55 grams

Test weight: 78-85 kg/hl

Quality characteristics: Very good for pasta making. High protein and gluten values. Excellent yellow index.

Optimal sowing environment: Fertile areas

The grains

Did you know...

The variety Armando has been tested in the european research project Agrogen, aimed to study the useful genes for durum wheat.

Durum Wheat

Top level variety in quality, good for dry areas, unfertile soils that usually gives low yield. Main characteristic of Pietrafitta is the high protein value, a very good gluten index and almost red grain colour.

2011 catalogue

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