Cappelli Variety – Le Stagioni d'Italia
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Cappelli Variety is not only an emblem of taste and goodness, but it is also the
protagonist of a renewed history of excellence and sustainability.
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Cappelli
Variety
Cappelli Variety is not only an emblem of taste and goodness, but it is also the
protagonist of a renewed history of excellence and sustainability.
 

The flavour of an ancient excellence


Up until the sixties, Cappelli was the most widespread durum wheat variety in Italy, before it was replaced by more productive wheats with greater yields per hectare, thereby risking extinction. But the flavour and excellent organoleptic and nutrition properties that made this the king of Italian durum wheat varieties... they could not be allowed to disappear! Taking the bold step of recuperating it, Le Stagioni d’Italia has helped to raise awareness of this wheat, together with rediscovery of an important piece of our gastronomic identity.

Cappelli wheat is unique and it stands proud thanks to its tall golden ears, which reach a height of 1.8 metres when ripe, decorated with its characteristic black moustache that makes it unmistakable.

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A true gift
of nature.

 
 

Very easy to digest


Cappelli wheat has very tall ears and very deep roots that reach down to the dampest, most fertile layers in the soil, the richest in nutritional elements. It is a natural source of fibre and protein, in fact boasting a protein value of 15%, compared to an average of 12% for pasta made with modern wheat, thus giving the pasta a very balanced nutrition profile. What’s more, as revealed by a recent study by the Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, thanks to its excellent nutrition properties, it is a wheat particularly suitable even for those who are hyper-sensitive to gluten or suffer from IBS. A true gift from nature.

 

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Selected guaranteed seed for pasta with excellent organoleptic properties


Another important certainty: for our past we use 100% Cappelli durum wheat grown from selected SIS-certified seed. Only certified seed guarantees that all the organoleptic and nutrition properties of Cappelli wheat remain unaltered.

Our pasta has good cooking resistance because the high protein content of the wheat means it holds onto its starch and stays firm, skilled drying preserves its qualities and bronze drawing gives it a rough porous texture that holds onto the sauce better. All you need to do is taste it!

Such an old variety of wheat as this one, a symbol of tradition and biodiversity, can be considered the father of Italian durum wheats, because its mutations or hybrids are what have generated many of today’s varieties.


 
 

100% Italian


Not only was the Cappelli wheat variety born in Italy, today it can only be grown in our country. It was “selected” just over a century ago by the ingenious agronomist Nazareno Strampelli who crossbred various varieties of wheat to combine their best features. Today the certified seed is sold by Società Italiana Sementi (SIS), the only company authorised to sell it to farmers. This has led to an extraordinary product, today cultivated by our farmers with everyday passion and dedication. Le Stagioni d’Italia regulates the entire production chain, from seed to packaging and all the stages of the process take place in Italy. A true triumph of “Italian-ness”!


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100% Italian


Not only was the Cappelli wheat variety born in Italy, today it can only be grown in our country. It was “selected” just over a century ago by the ingenious agronomist Nazareno Strampelli who crossbred various varieties of wheat to combine their best features. Today the certified seed is sold by Società Italiana Sementi (SIS), the only company authorised to sell it to farmers. This has led to an extraordinary product, today cultivated by our farmers with everyday passion and dedication. Le Stagioni d’Italia regulates the entire production chain, from seed to packaging and all the stages of the process take place in Italy. A true triumph of “Italian-ness”!


The result of sustainable agriculture


We do so much more than just farm our fields, we look after them thanks to precision agriculture. We use the most innovative and advanced technology to give our fields what they need just when they need it. In this way we optimise use of resources and reduce our environmental impact, giving the soil only water and the nourishment it actually needs. And with Cappelli wheat, sustainability reaches even higher levels. This is, in fact, a variety that demands very little because it is drought resistant and has very deep roots, characteristics that make it less thirsty and therefore “naturally” more sustainable.

What’s more, Cappelli wheat does not require fertiliser to grow and its natural weed resistance means it requires very little treatment.

Our precision agriculture affects not just the quality of our crops, but also the use of scarce resources like water, greatly reducing our environmental impact. This is how Le Stagioni d’Italia likes excellence: sustainable.


The result of sustainable agriculture


We do so much more than just farm our fields, we look after them thanks to precision agriculture. We use the most innovative and advanced technology to give our fields what they need just when they need it. In this way we optimise use of resources and reduce our environmental impact, giving the soil only water and the nourishment it actually needs. And with Cappelli wheat, sustainability reaches even higher levels. This is, in fact, a variety that demands very little because it is drought resistant and has very deep roots, characteristics that make it less thirsty and therefore “naturally” more sustainable.

What’s more, Cappelli wheat does not require fertiliser to grow and its natural weed resistance means it requires very little treatment.

Our precision agriculture affects not just the quality of our crops, but also the use of scarce resources like water, greatly reducing our environmental impact. This is how Le Stagioni d’Italia likes excellence: sustainable.


 
 

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