CAPPELLI is a cultivated variety of durum wheat, ancestor of modern durum wheat, called “chosen variety” in the ‘30s -’ 40s. The name was given in honor of Senator Raffaele Cappelli of Abruzzo Region, promoter in Italy, in the early twentieth century, of the Agrarian Reform that led to the distinction between hard and soft wheats. It is a durum wheat, with awns (filaments that are noticed in the grass), obtained for genealogical selection in Foggia, in 1915. Cappelli has been cultivated for a century, particularly in Southern Italy (Basilicata, Apulia, Sardinia), for the production of a superior quality pasta.
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