Last month we had the pleasure of harvesting Desert Truffles in North Africa. The desert truffles are not so aromatic or tasty as European truffles but are still good to eat. There are more than 30 different species of Desert Truffle, and they all (as the name suggests) grow in the hot, dry regions around the Mediterranean, from Southern Spain through North Africa, to the Middle East and Turkey.
The traditional way of finding these knobbly, pale, whitish-brown truffles, is by hitting the ground with a stick, to see where there is resistance. Nowadays the

June 19, 2015

Desert Truffles in Africa

Last month we had the pleasure of harvesting Desert Truffles in North Africa. The desert truffles are not so aromatic or tasty as European truffles but are still good to eat. There are more than 30 different species of Desert Truffle, and they all (as the name suggests) grow in the hot, dry regions around the Mediterranean, from Southern Spain through North Africa, to the Middle East and Turkey. The traditional way of finding these knobbly, pale, whitish-brown truffles, is by hitting the ground with a stick, to see where there is resistance. Nowadays the
June 19, 2015

Truffle-tree planting in Wales with £9,000/Ha grant support!

The generous £9,000/Ha grant is now available again for tree planting in Wales. For all landowners and farmers in Wales, this is a great opportunity to plant truffle trees with generous grant support. We can work with the grant body and tailor our planting plans so that you receive the highest income possible. Even better, the system allows no loss of Single Farm Payment for those who turnover land to trees. These grants are available now and there is no need to be in the Glastir All Wales scheme, or the targeted element of Glastir.
June 19, 2015

Research presented at IWEMM6

This week we are presenting our latest research at IWEMM6 in Rabat, Morocco. The International Workshop on Edible Mycorrrhizal Mushrooms (IWEMM) is an important scientific conference held every two years.
June 19, 2015

First Plantations of the year are underway

This March is going to be a busy month for everyone at MSL. Over the next few weeks we are preparing to plant new plantations across Europe from Scotland to Romania. The majority of these plantations will produce the summer truffle, which has a broad tolerance of climate and grows well in areas of Europe with cool winters. Our annual checks are all scheduled and as always we will keep you updated with how all our plantations are progressing. This is an exciting year for us, especially as a favourite Welsh site may be coming into production, so watch this space.