Grow your own truffle tree

January 15, 2011
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Oak tree seedling innoculated with Summer TruffleTruffles (we’re talking about the fungi rather than the chocolate variety here) are a favourite ingredient for foodies everywhere. Their intense flavour can be used to add an indulgent twist on everything from pasta and seafood to scrambled eggs. But unless you’ve trained up your own truffle pig, you’ll have to splash out quite a lot on these delicacies. So why not grow your own?

We’ve got our hands on some special oak and hazel tree seedlings inoculated with summer truffle spores, developed in association with the The Great British and Irish Truffle Association. Simply plant your tree, sit back and after several years you’ll be harvesting your truffle crop and cooking up a storm. Late winter or early spring is a good time to plant trees, so now’s a good time to start planning. Just be sure to invite us round to help you try out your culinary successes.

Oak tree seedling, inoculated with Summer Truffle
Hazel Tree Seedling, inoculated with Summer Truffle

For keen mushroom growers, who are a little more impatient, you’ll love our shiitake mushroom log. We send these out fully colonised by the fungi and ready to spawn shiitake mushrooms after just a short rest from travelling.

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76 responses to Grow your own truffle tree

  1. Dzemal says:

    Hello Hanna,
    can be ordered sapling for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and what is the cost per piece and what the climate is favorable for breeding quality truffles?

  2. Hannah says:

    Unfortunately, due to customs regulations we can’t send trees to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In answer to your question about climate, the best for truffle cultivation are those which fall into the ranges below:

    Winter truffle
    Altitude: <1800m above sea level
    Rainfall: 600-1500mm per annum
    Mean summer temp: 16.5-25.5°C
    Mean winter temp: 1.6-9.2°C

    Summer truffle
    Altitude: <2000m above sea level
    Rainfall: 500-1500mm per annum
    Mean summer temp (July): 15.2-35°C
    Mean winter temp (January): -9-11.5°C

  3. mike pudney says:

    Hi,
    Can you ship the truffle trees to Brittany in France?
    Thanks and regards,
    Mike

  4. Hannah says:

    We can yes, all our trees have plant passports so they can easily be shipped around the EU. The postage to France is £24 inc VAT.

  5. Shannon Wile says:

    Can the plants be shipped to Canada?

  6. treez says:

    HI Hannah
    Can you ship truffle trees to New Zealand?
    Would you know the cost?
    Thank you
    Treez

  7. Hannah says:

    Unfortunately, due to customs, we can only ship the trees within the EU.

  8. Hannah says:

    Treez, unfortunately due to customs we can only ship the trees within the EU.

  9. bab says:

    Hello Hanna,
    can you send to ISRAEL?
    Thankua,
    Bab

  10. Hannah says:

    Unfortunately due to customs we can only ship the trees around the EU.

  11. Eva Sartoius says:

    Could you send me some truffle spores, and what would it cost?
    I live in High Prairie, AB
    Canada
    T0G 1E0

  12. Hannah says:

    Unfortunately, due to customs, we can only ship the trees around the EU. You might like to contact our suppliers’ partners in North America: Robert Chang from the American Truffle company on robert@americantruffle.com

  13. Tom Domladovac says:

    I live in Canada ,Ontario. Is it possible to ship here?

  14. Hannah says:

    Unfortunately, due to customs, we can only ship the trees around the EU. You might like to contact our suppliers’ partners in North America: Robert Chang from the American Truffle company on robert@americantruffle.com

  15. matthew says:

    Hi how much are they for a UK delivery Cumbria cheers mat

  16. Hannah says:

    UK delivery is just £5.75 – more information at: http://www.edenproject.com/shop/Truffle-Trees.aspx

  17. GAYLE JOHNSON says:

    I live in the United States , can you ship the Truffle Tree to the US? How much is it for one tree? How much would it cost to ship it? I live in the Deep South of the United States, Will this tree grow in the warm weather?

  18. Hannah says:

    Unfortunately, due to customs, we can only ship the trees around the EU. You might like to contact our suppliers’ partners in North America: Robert Chang from the American Truffle company via robert@americantruffle.com

  19. Martin street says:

    Hi,
    How many saplings would I require for 10 acres. And could you make me aware of price and availability.

    Regards

  20. Hannah says:

    Martin, we’ve got details on the costs here: http://www.edenproject.com/shop/go/search.aspx?q=truffle
    Bear in mind that, due to customs, we can only ship the trees around the EU. Let us know if you are within this area and we can find out more about the acreage for you.

  21. Steve Peach says:

    Hi Hannah,
    I have a lot of oak trees planted approximately 10 years ago, If I plant the inoculated seedlings among them will the older trees also produce in time ?

    Regards Steve

  22. Hannah says:

    Steve, our suppliers have told us the following: If the soil conditions are perfect for the truffle then the fungus could spread, but it is quite unlikely. The most reliable thing to do would be to plant a few trees in a clearing after amending the soil for the new plantings.

  23. Charis says:

    In the site says only uk deliveries.y?

  24. Hannah says:

    That’s right.

  25. Gina says:

    I live on the moon, can you ship there?!!
    Sorry, couldn’t help myself!!
    But I must say, although it takes a while for
    truffles to grow, it all sounds very exciting!

  26. Muhammad Ismail says:

    How can I grow truffles at Pakistan??
    If I collect truffles from field who will buy??

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