The Wheat Originally Grown in Gambatesa
In Gambatesa's dialect this is called rane cappelone; it is a variety of grano duro ("durum wheat"). The awns are about 13.5 cm [5-1/4 in] at their longest. Angelo's father brought this back from Gambatesa in July 2005.
In Italian the name would be grano capellono ("grain with long hair"). The "hair" is usually black, as in the photograph below. But this wheat is no longer grown in Gambatesa, not since the 1950s-70s.
- Threshing Wheat in Gambatesa: the ancient, primitive processes that followed the cutting of the wheat crop up until the early 1950s.
- The Wheat Grown in Gambatesa, which is winter wheat sown in October and harvested the following July.
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Last revised: 24 July 2006 : 2006-07-24 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.