Recently pupils from Moncreiffe Primary School in Perth were digging up their vegetable patch and discovered a “mystery” truffle. Head teacher Karen Young said: “Children from one of the school gardening groups were harvesting their potatoes, onions and beans, when they dug up something they didn’t recognise.”

June 18, 2015

Grant offers up to £9,000 per hectare to grow truffles in Wales

Recently pupils from Moncreiffe Primary School in Perth were digging up their vegetable patch and discovered a “mystery” truffle. Head teacher Karen Young said: “Children from one of the school gardening groups were harvesting their potatoes, onions and beans, when they dug up something they didn’t recognise.”
June 18, 2015

Truffles found in a school in Perth

Recently pupils from Moncreiffe Primary School in Perth were digging up their vegetable patch and discovered a “mystery” truffle. Head teacher Karen Young said: “Children from one of the school gardening groups were harvesting their potatoes, onions and beans, when they dug up something they didn’t recognise.”
June 18, 2015

Help for UK Truffle Hunters

June 18, 2015

Radioactive truffles

In 1986 the Chernobyl disaster spewed out tonnes of radioactive fallout into the air, which eventually spread and settled across Europe. Radioactive Caesium – 137 is still settling in Württemberg (South West Germany), and has reached levels that have resulted in some low-level contamination of wild mushrooms, including truffles. Boars that have foraged on the affected fungi in Southern Germany have been found to be too radioactive for human consumption.