Unfortunately the winter truffle had had a tough time of it lately. This season’s cold weather and heavy frosts means that much of the harvest has reportedly been lost or damaged. The cold weather is resulting in a higher number of smaller and frost damaged truffles. Fortunately, only some production areas have been hit and the problem is greatest in wild sites rather than well managed plantations.

June 19, 2015

Decline in supply of winter truffles

Unfortunately the winter truffle had had a tough time of it lately. This season’s cold weather and heavy frosts means that much of the harvest has reportedly been lost or damaged. The cold weather is resulting in a higher number of smaller and frost damaged truffles. Fortunately, only some production areas have been hit and the problem is greatest in wild sites rather than well managed plantations.
June 19, 2015

Truffles – The secret to hair removal?

June 19, 2015

School Childrens’ Find in Perth

A couple of months ago we received a sample from a truffle that was uncovered from Moncreiffe Primary School in Perth. We have since used DNA to determine the species, and the result is quite unexpected.
June 19, 2015

Truffle news from around the world

The darker side of truffles emerged last December as a French truffle farmer shot dead a suspected poacher. With the winter truffles prices soaring at the end of December, truffles are a highly prized crop. A serious decline in truffle production in recent years has further inflamed passions – at the end of the 19th century 2000 tonnes a year were being produced from France whereas now some experts say that only 50 tonnes a year are being harvested today.