Narrative label Variety Farro triticum dicoccum, one of the oldest cereals cultivated by man, whose origins date back to over 5000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent. The morphological characteristics of this plant make it particularly suitable for cultivation in otherwise unproductive soils: the high size guarantees good resistance to weeds. The root system develops directly in proportion to the height (110 / 120cm) and allows it to draw on the deeper layers of the soil, rich in nutrients. Cultivation This cereal is suitable for stony soils and often poor in nutritive elements. We grow it today in mostly hilly and mountainous areas of Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio, Puglia and Basilicata. Processing The flour obtained from this cereal after sieving is mixed with spring water that flows at 2000 meters in the Dolomites. From this union comes the Alce Nero pasta with its intense aroma of hazelnut already perceptible in cooking.