NEWS

Dr Paul Thomas (our managing director) has appeared on several TV programmes, radio shows and in many written articles. Specific areas of expertise include the biology, cultivation, hunting and cooking methods of the wide range of truffle species. If you would like an interview or require information for an article then please use our contact form (LINK) and we would be very happy to help.

Below, our most recent new articles are displayed and our back-catalogue is open for browsing.

July 14, 2015

Australian truffles, available now!

Fresh Australian truffles are now in stock. With a superb flavor and good maturity, these are the same species as the European black winter truffle or Perigord truffle, but are available in the summer months from orchards in Australia. These are a really rarity and are at their peak now. If you would like to order or have any questions, please do get in contact: shop@plantationsystems.com   or  +44(0)1422 844095
July 14, 2015

Australian truffles, available now

European truffles are now being grown worldwide and one of the key benefits to consumers is that fresh periogord truffles are now available in the middle of summer. We’re delighted to announce that fresh Australian-grown perigord truffles are now in season and are being distributed by ourselves across Europe. If you’d like to order some truffles, either trade or retail, or would just like to know more- we’d be delighted to hear from you. shop@PlantationSystems.com
July 14, 2015

Bulgaria truffle cultivation отглеждане на трюфели в България не

Bulgaria is one of the great truffle countries of Europe. With wild harvests of the most expensive black truffles (Tuber melanosporum and Tuber aestivum syn. uncinatum) and white truffles (Tuber magnatum and Tuber borchii), this country also has an ideal climate for cultivation.
July 14, 2015

Diversifying the vineyard with the world’s most expensive crop

The world’s most coveted and expensive edible may be coming to a vineyard near you, thanks in part to the American Truffle Company, a business that is introducing the science of truffle cultivation to the wine world. Unbeknownst to many, truffles can be coaxed to grow beneath young oak and hazel trees, whose roots have been inoculated with Tuber melanosporum/aestivum, the truffle fungus. In fact, 95% of the winter Perigord truffles from France are sourced from inoculated trees.
July 14, 2015

Desert Truffle plants

After a recent surge of interest for this species of truffle, with more details in our recent article – http://plantationsystems.com/desert-truffles – MSL are happy to announce that shrubs inoculated with the desert truffle (Terfezia boudieri) are now available.
July 14, 2015

Desert truffles

Desert truffles (Tefezia spp) are distinct from the high value European truffle species but still have a large market place for their culinary use. At prices roughly 1/10th of the European truffles they are also highly accessible.
July 14, 2015

Tuber melanosporum spores

Truffle trees are trees that host the truffle fungus on their root system. In order to create truffle trees a source of identified fungal material is needed. This source can be either cultured fungi or, more commonly, the spores of the truffle fungus. The primary source for truffle spores, for Tuber melanosporum, Tuber aestivum syn uncinatum and others is the truffle (known as the fruiting body) itself.
July 14, 2015

Latest published truffle research article

Unfortunately because of the heavy snowfall in January the growers’ seminar had to be cancelled, so we want to apologise to all of the people who were planning to attend. The event is for everyone and anyone who has an interest in truffles and truffle cultivation. The day consists of a fascinating presentation covering all aspects of truffle growing and plenty of time to ask any questions that you might have. We have re-scheduled this now for the 26th of February, so please email shop@plantationsystems.com for more information and to book/confirm your place.

  • With our own genetics lab and research sites in 23 countries, we are truly world-leading in the field
    Daniel Paskin
    Nursery Manager
  • Thorough and scientific methodologies, attention to detail and having a committed partner at every step of the way, is the only reliable approach to truffle cultivation
    Dr Paul Thomas
    General Director
  • From guidance in orchard establishment, tree supply and management to our own truffle distribution network, we've got all angles covered
    Samantha Ellis
    Business Development