long A


classic Long A, parboiled


Type: long A (parboiled)
Cycle: medium (145 days)
Production: high
Milling rate: high
Amylose: 19%
Pearled grain: absent
Stem length: medium
Bending: moderately resistant
Pyricularia: moderately resistant
Helmintosporium: moderately resistant
Spot: moderately resistant


Sowing time: until May 10 - 15


Ariete, a benchmark among the parboiled varieties, is appreciated by farmers and rice growers because of its consistent production and quality.

It adapts very well to sowing in heavy soils typical of traditional farming areas. The characteristics are enhanced under these conditions and have allowed Ariete to spread throughout Europe.

Avoid excessive application of nitrogen fertilisers and protect the variety with appropriate fungicide treatments.