classic Long A, parboiled
Type: long A (parboiled)
Cycle: medium (145 days)
Milling rate: high
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.