ETHICAL | ECOLOGICAL | ENVIRONMENTAL | SUSTAINABLE
Truffles can and do grow naturally in many types of soil and in a variety of climactic conditions and global regions from China, Europe, USA and Canada and Australia and New Zealand among others. However, this breadth is based on the fact that there are many different types of truffle.
Even where it would be economically viable, cultivation has proven not to be so successful. In fact, the Alba White Truffle (Tuber Magnatum), easily the World’s most valued truffle, has not been successfully cultivated.
In terms of value and volumes, the market for cultivated truffles is dominated by Tuber Melanosporum – The Perigord Black Truffle – The truffle in which we specialise.
Among historically dominant French truffière (truffle growers), achieving successful truffle growth has traditionally been perceived as an ‘art’. This is because many factors go into successful truffle cultivation and little data of these factors has been gathered and analysed reliably beyond the work of our scientific partners.
These factors form a matrix of inter-related choices and practices including the host tree, the land type, land location, land orientation, previous use, soil types and structure, planting times, densities, pruning, soil nutrient maintenance, weed suppression, inter-planting, distance from other foliage, watering strategies. Amongst other factors!
We take the optimum of each and apply it to these factors and combine them in our practice.
To this we add the latest experimental field outputs from our experimental plantation. By doing this successfully, we can achieve the maximum plant health and truffle yields, that are sustainable for in excess of 50 years.
Crucially, we do not make plantation location decisions for convenience of management, but for maximisation of return. Plantations.
Nothing is left to chance.
We develop Truffle Farms with the World’s best Truffle Science
WE PLANT THEM IN THE WORLD'S BEST TRUFFLE GROWING SOIL
Forestry for Fine Food