The beginning of October saw an exciting e-mail arrive at Mycorrhizal Systems HQ. We received a claim that the most expensive white truffle species, Tuber magnatum, had been found by a gardener in Southern England. Descriptions in the e-mail of the truffle and how/where it was found seemed to substantiate the claim. However, after a request for a sample for DNA testing the ‘truffle finder’ disappeared. Did he really find white truffles and disappear to sell his hoard? Or did the alleged find turn out to be something else and the embarrassment prevent further contact?

June 14, 2015

The Italian white truffle, in England?

The beginning of October saw an exciting e-mail arrive at Mycorrhizal Systems HQ. We received a claim that the most expensive white truffle species, Tuber magnatum, had been found by a gardener in Southern England. Descriptions in the e-mail of the truffle and how/where it was found seemed to substantiate the claim. However, after a request for a sample for DNA testing the ‘truffle finder’ disappeared. Did he really find white truffles and disappear to sell his hoard? Or did the alleged find turn out to be something else and the embarrassment prevent further contact?
June 13, 2015

South African truffles making the headlines

Mycorrhizal Systems is still making waves across South Africa. This month they have been filling the airwaves, appeared in yet more magazine articles and have recently also received national TV exposure. For further details and information on truffle cultivation in South Africa please contact us
June 13, 2015

Truffles down under, some of the most expensive truffles in the world

Whilst northern hemisphere truffle hunters are busying themselves in the summer truffle season, July is harvesting time for the Perigord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) in the southern hemisphere.
June 13, 2015

Chinese truffles, a threat to plantations?

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