Index card


Celtis australis

Planted at the edge of peasant houses, wells and ponds, this species does not like cold or dry weather.

Its fruits are edible (Vit. C, iron and potassium), although the ‘bone’ is very large in proportion to the pulp, and they are the preferred by pigeons and other birds.

The hackberry fulfils such an ornamental function that has always been closely linked to the rural world (you could obtain tools for the field: pitchforks, Rampini, rake, etc.) and there was one in front of each important house.