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Truffle Tree
Truffle Tree - Gourmet gift for truffle lovers Truffle Tree - Gourmet gift for truffle lovers

Truffle Tree

Gourmet gift for truffle lovers

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£28.00
Truffle Tree
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    Estimated Delivery 2-5 days

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  • Description

    For gourmets the world over, there is nothing quite like a truffle. A few truffle shavings elevate a pasta dish to fine dining and once you've experienced scrambled eggs with truffles there really is no turning back. Which is why we are so excited about the recent developments in the cultivation of truffle trees that have made it possible for us to grow them here in the UK. 
     
    The roots of each oak sapling have been carefully inoculated with the spores of the black summer truffle. All that is required is that the tree be planted and cared for, as with any other young tree. It will thrive in shady or open ground and can be grown in a pot for several years if need be.  
     
    Your truffle tree should start producing truffles within 4 to 7 years of planting. The harvest time for black summer truffles is June to November. 
     
    Each tree comes packed in a cotton gift bag as shown and with full instructions for planting and harvesting. The roots and soil will be wrapped in plastic so the tree need not be planted for 4 weeks as long as it is kept cool. 
     
    If the delivery address is outside the UK, before placing your order please check first that it is possible to import trees into your country and if you have any doubt please call us first.

    Next day delivery is not currently available for truffle trees.  Delivery is 5 to 7 days.
     

     
    The ideal soil for summer truffle trees is well-drained soil with a high pH of 7.3 - 7.6. If the pH of your soil is lower than this you can make it more alkali by adding garden lime. 
     
    As with all young trees, the main hazards are wind, rabbits and lack of water. Your tree should be fine if you tie it to a stake, wrap the bare trunk with a rabbit guard and water well in dry spells. 
     
    If your tree is well looked after and the soil conditions are favourable you may find truffles in as little as three years. Its more likely though that you will need to wait four to six years. 
     
    The black summer truffle is best harvested in the UK between June and November. Pigs and dogs can be used to find them, or alternatively you and your friends can look for small cracks in the ground and sniff for them. Finders keepers!

  • Delivery

    Next day delivery is not currently available for truffle trees. Delivery is 5 to 7 days to the UK mainland.
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  • Meet the Producer

    Paul Thomas

    Paul Thomas

    Truffle tree pioneer based in Sheffield

    Paul Thomas knows a thing or two about truffle trees, about how best to cultivate them and how to maximise the yield of their precious bounty, the truffle. Truffles are his passion and the focus of his academic research at the University of Sheffield. Truffle research has been carried out for many years in New Zealand, Australia, France and Italy, but it is a more recent development in the UK and Paul has been leading the charge. He has actively researched the European truffle since 2001 and has used a university grant to develop a system to inoculate trees with truffle species that can thrive in the UK.

    In addition to his research in the UK, Paul has developed what is now the world’s largest and most diverse range of truffle research sites, spanning four continents and a wide range of climatic and edaphic zones. Results from these studies have changed and challenged our understanding of these symbiotic fungi. If Paul isn’t in his lab or abroad looking for new species and habitats, he can be found exploring woodlands in the north of England and taking friends on edible fungi forays. Plant one of his truffle trees in your garden and in a few years you might just be able to do the same.

    Click here to read about Paul's recent success cultivating the first ever truffles in the UK

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Meet the Producer

Description

For gourmets the world over, there is nothing quite like a truffle. A few truffle shavings elevate a pasta dish to fine dining and once you've experienced scrambled eggs with truffles there really is no turning back. Which is why we are so excited about the recent developments in the cultivation of truffle trees that have made it possible for us to grow them here in the UK. 
 
The roots of each oak sapling have been carefully inoculated with the spores of the black summer truffle. All that is required is that the tree be planted and cared for, as with any other young tree. It will thrive in shady or open ground and can be grown in a pot for several years if need be.  
 
Your truffle tree should start producing truffles within 4 to 7 years of planting. The harvest time for black summer truffles is June to November. 
 
Each tree comes packed in a cotton gift bag as shown and with full instructions for planting and harvesting. The roots and soil will be wrapped in plastic so the tree need not be planted for 4 weeks as long as it is kept cool. 
 
If the delivery address is outside the UK, before placing your order please check first that it is possible to import trees into your country and if you have any doubt please call us first.

Next day delivery is not currently available for truffle trees.  Delivery is 5 to 7 days.
 

 
The ideal soil for summer truffle trees is well-drained soil with a high pH of 7.3 - 7.6. If the pH of your soil is lower than this you can make it more alkali by adding garden lime. 
 
As with all young trees, the main hazards are wind, rabbits and lack of water. Your tree should be fine if you tie it to a stake, wrap the bare trunk with a rabbit guard and water well in dry spells. 
 
If your tree is well looked after and the soil conditions are favourable you may find truffles in as little as three years. Its more likely though that you will need to wait four to six years. 
 
The black summer truffle is best harvested in the UK between June and November. Pigs and dogs can be used to find them, or alternatively you and your friends can look for small cracks in the ground and sniff for them. Finders keepers!

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Delivery

Next day delivery is not currently available for truffle trees. Delivery is 5 to 7 days to the UK mainland.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Meet the Producer

Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Truffle tree pioneer based in Sheffield

Paul Thomas knows a thing or two about truffle trees, about how best to cultivate them and how to maximise the yield of their precious bounty, the truffle. Truffles are his passion and the focus of his academic research at the University of Sheffield. Truffle research has been carried out for many years in New Zealand, Australia, France and Italy, but it is a more recent development in the UK and Paul has been leading the charge. He has actively researched the European truffle since 2001 and has used a university grant to develop a system to inoculate trees with truffle species that can thrive in the UK.

In addition to his research in the UK, Paul has developed what is now the world’s largest and most diverse range of truffle research sites, spanning four continents and a wide range of climatic and edaphic zones. Results from these studies have changed and challenged our understanding of these symbiotic fungi. If Paul isn’t in his lab or abroad looking for new species and habitats, he can be found exploring woodlands in the north of England and taking friends on edible fungi forays. Plant one of his truffle trees in your garden and in a few years you might just be able to do the same.

Click here to read about Paul's recent success cultivating the first ever truffles in the UK

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