Don Matteo

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Medium-early variety, good quality (high protein content and vitreous kernel)

Chosen for wide suitability to different environments and high grain quality

AGRONOMIC TRAITS
Growth habit ALTERNATIVE
Plant type (end of tillering) ERECT
Heading time MEDIUM-EARLY
Plant height MEDIUM-SHORT
Spike/awns color DENSE, BROWN-DARK
Lodging MEDIUM RESISTANT
Fungus diseases MEDIUM SUSCEPTIBLE TO SEPTORIA COMPLEX AND LEAF RUST
QUALITY PROFILE
Kernel size BIG (54-58mg)
Loss of vitreous ABSENT
Test weight HIGH
Protein content HIGH
Gluten index of semolina HIGH
Yellow index of semolina MEDIUM-HIGH

FARMING SUGGESTION

  • Early sowing time
  • Best results in internal and high lands
  • Sowing density: 400-450 viable seeds/m2
  • NB: manage nitrogen fertilization to avoid lodging