Whilst a heatwave hits large parts of the northern hemisphere, it’s winter truffle season in the south.
Last weekend, during the first ‘hunt’ of one of our Southern African truffle orchards a total of 40 black winter (Périgord) truffles were found including one 380g monster (click through for pictures)!
Huge Early Harvest for South African Orchard
Whilst a heatwave hits large parts of the northern hemisphere, it's winter truffle season in the south.
Last weekend, one of our Southern African truffle orchards was checked by Leon Potgieter and the results were very promising. This site, at around 2Ha and just 5.5years old, uses a range of tree host species and MSL technology. During the first ‘hunt’ a total of 40 black winter truffles were found including one 380g monster (pictured) worth around £700! In addition, remains of some much larger truffles were also found and the site will now be regularly hunted.
The habitats that support both the black winter truffle and the UK's native summer truffle, have declined rapidly in the wild, which is why cultivation is so important. If you would like to know more about purchasing truffle trees of any number, to see how our partnership scheme works or have any other question around cultivating truffles then please email us using the contact form and we’ll be happy to help.
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