The Corn Spinato of Gandino
A product of excellence
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An ancient variety of corn that arrived in the village seriano Gandino in 1632 and today, thanks to a project for the preservation and enhancement , has been rediscovered in all its qualities .
It's the Mais Spinato of Gandino.
The project for the preservation, enhancement and characterization of this variety highly prized organoleptic quality and corn , was founded in 2008 .
Year in which, after the discovery of some corn on the cob and some seeds kept in Ca ' Parecia , gandinese old farmhouse , it gives way to an activity that will bring these seeds to their original purity , thus returning to live the old Corn .
A seed now in the CRA of Bergamo , in the Germplasm Bank of Pavia and in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault , a famous store for the global seed conservation site in Norway, 1200 km from the North Pole.
Crucial to the success of this project was the synergistic collaboration between different realities and institutions : the City of Gandino , the Commission De.CO (Denominazione di Origine Hall ) , the Pro Loco , the Community Corn Spinato Gandino and scientific partner research unit for Maiscultura CRA- MAC Bergamo ...