米農家中西のデジカメ百姓日記

Ancient rice

Original breed of modern rice

Ancient rice is called Kodai-mai in Japanese. This rice has features inherited wildness from original species of rice.



We would say that as a kind of wild rice. Ancient rice has wondrous colors such as red and black which make it more interesting to look at. Moreover, it has unique characteristic its color changes from colorful one to colorless ones in its own by cultivating.
Red rice
Black rice
Aromatic rice

 I am not certain when ancient people started growing ancient rice in Japan. However, what I can say for sure that ancient rice is exactly original breed of modern rice. 

Features of ancient rice

Ancient rice generally has vigorous characteristic itself compare to other kinds of rice. This type of rice can sustain and able to grow on the waste land without any fertilizer and chemicals. And further, they are able to grow under bad circumstance such as drought and in cold water. However, its quality is sometimes good and sometimes bad and the quantity of the harvest is not as same as modern rice annually. Adding that, they are easily to fall down due to its tall straw. That is why they have hardly been grown in these days.




 
















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