Ancient corn


We devote some small plots to the cultivation of the farm in our farm.ancient varieties of Piemonthesis native maizeas yellow octopus, red pignolet and nostrum of the island.

They are very aromatic varieties grown in the past up to a few decades ago and then abandoned, preferring the cultivation of more productive varieties. The yield per hectare of granella of these varieties in fact is very slim, around the 25 quintals hectare against also made 4-5 times higher than the new hybrids. Characteristics such as shape, color, aromatic composition are very different between these corn.


The granella has a rostrated form, semivitrhea of deep red colour with shades of orange, the size of the seeds is small, the pannocchie have a variable number of ranks ranging from 13 to 22, the length is average fairly standardized, but sometimes very large exemplars at the base and fairly short as if they were crushed, the average production per hectare with humidity at 12% is around 25 quintals for both red and yellow.


This maize is so called because it has 8 ranks (top seed rows around the tutolo), the granella has a little crushed, semi-vitreous, intense yellow colour, which is also small in red granella crops and even less with white granella, the length of the tutol is medium but it is not rare to find very long pannocchies. The average production per hectare with humidity at 12% is around 22 quintals for the yellow one and 15 -18 quintals for the red and white, the taste of the minced flour for polenta is pleasant, perhaps the most round and soft among all the Piemonthesis ecotypes.


The island's maize has a very small grain, tending to the roundness, semi-vitreous, of yellow intense colour with shades of orange. The tutolo, and therefore also the pannocchia, is slender and sometimes reaches even 30 centimeters in length in some specimens. The shape is medially sunny, the number of ranks is variable from 12 to 20, the average production per hectare with humidity at 12% is around 16-18 quintals.