The Cornel Cherry is one of the forgotten fruits of the countryside with its progressive abandon. In the past, the cornel cherries were utilized in the preparation of a jam wich has a characteristic sour taste. They were also once kept in brine at the beginning is maturation, like olives and were called corriola's olives.
Its wood is among the hardest, tenacious and heaviest of our regions. The spokes of wheels arpici rakes, ladder rungs and utensil handles were all made from this wood.
The ancient Romans used to make their jevelins from the corniola wood: cornus also it was indicated as the tree and weapon in Virgilio (Eneide 9,968) and Ovidio (Metamorfosi 8,408).