Durum Wheat

Extremely late variety, good for pasta making, grows better in hill and mountain areas.

Technical Specifications:

Pedigree: Creso x Simeto

Plant's height: 80-90 cm

Plant's colour: Glaucescent

Ear's shape: Parallel edges

Ear's colour:Light glumes with Long white awns

Heading time: Very Late

Diseases resistance: Good

Grain's shape: Egg-shaped, red coloured

1000 seeds weight:: 45-50 grams

Test weight: 77-83 kg/hl

Quality characteristics: Very good for pasta making

Ambiente di coltivazione: Hill and mountain grounds

The grains

Did you know...

The variety Orfeo has been tested in national and european research projects Agrogen and Watnitmed, financed by MIUR and the European Community, aimed to study the useful genes for durum wheat and the effects of water and nitrogen in the mediterranean areas.

Durum Wheat

Variety with high quality, very good yields, grows well in warm areas as well as in fertile and hill areas. Mainly appreciated in mid-south, and especially in Sardinia and Sicily. Very good for pasta making with a gluten index above 80.

2011 catalogue

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