senatore cappelli

durum / triticum turgidum / triticum / poaceae / poales / commelinids / monocots / angiosperms / plantae / eukaryota

The hard wheat cultivar Senatore Cappelli was introduced in 1915 and widely cultivated in southern Italy till the 1950s. Its name comes from Raffaele Cappelli, a politician and agronomist from Abruzzo, responsible for the land reform that founded the current distinction between durum and bread wheat

Senatore Cappelli hard wheat presents a life cycle that ranges from medium to long: the sowing is in Autumn while the harvest takes place in July. Its main morphological features are its large spike dimensions, and its height of more than 180 centimetres

Comparative results from most varieties of hard wheat show that Senatore Cappelli contains higher percentages of lipids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The wheat bran, produced through the grain mill process, is ideal in the making of bread and pasta of superior quality