Fava cottòra of the Amerino
It is an easily digestible variety of a small fava bean, typical of the area between Todi, Orvieto and Amelia, still today it is harvested by hand using traditional methods. Since 2016 this special ecotype, selected by the locals, from generation to generation, it is under “Slow Food Supervision”, the only one in the province of Terni.
Harvesting techniques of the fava cottòra are the same used by the farmers of Amerino during 1950s and 1960s.
Sowing during winter and harvesting during summer in July, with plants completely dry, are still carried out by hand, or at most by the aid of small mechanical means, in order to clean the pods and to select the best preserved seeds.