Our durum wheat varieties' key

The selection of the varieties to grow is the first step of Mancini company and represents one of the cornerstones for the obtaining of a good raw material.
The selection criterions of the varieties essentially base on two criterions: the quality profile and the production potential.
Quality is their first priority, hence the varieties must have good/excellent quality indexes (protein content, absence of loss of vitreous aspect, standard mass per storage volume, gluten index, yellow index).
However, the production yield must always be considered, in order to permit the cultivation the economic sustainability.

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LEVANTE

137,5 HECTARES

FIELDS: 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 33, 34, 35, 36, 40

Levante has been the first durum wheat variety launched by the company. 

Medium-late cycle variety, it provides excellent qualitative semolina with an high yellow index.

MAESTÀ

156 HECTARES

FIELDS: 1, 2, 4, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 26, 27, 29, 31, 37, 39, 42

Maestà is medium-sized wheat variety. 

It is chosen for the excellent quality of its grains (both for its protein content and for the excellent resistance to loss of vitreous aspect).

NAZARENO

153 HECTARES

FIELDS: 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 28, 30, 32, 38, 41

This variety is dedicated to Nazareno Strampelli, renowned agronomist and geneticist born 150 years ago in Le Marche region who dedicated his life to wheat breeding.


It is a medium cycle variety, flourishing, suitable for clay soils. It produces grains with great standard mass per storage volume and high protein content, compared to an elastic gluten.

NONNO MARIANO

27 HECTARES

FIELDS: 3, 5, 22

Medium-late cycle variety, characterized by a high gluten index, it has been selected in the Mancini pastafactory fields area.

Its name is a dedication to Massimo Mancini's grandfather, Mariano, who was a passionate wheat farmer.

TURANICI

4 HECTARES

FIELDS: 43

Turanicum wheat is a durum wheat subspecies.

The agronomic classification is Triticum turgidum subepscies Turanicum, commnly known worlwide as Triticum Turanicum. The variety originated in the Khorasan region (north-east of Iran) and its cultivations are present in the Mediterranean basin and also in Italy, but in modern times they have been lost because of low yeld. This wheat is characterised by the following features: large ear, often with long black awns; big and extended grains; strong and tall plants; excellent tillering capacities. These last characteristics make the turanicum durum wheat varieties particularly suitable for organic cultivation.