Is lack of cold an issue for truffle quality?


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Finally winter artived to Catalonia and with it the aroma of the black truffle.
The first 4 weeks of this season truffle quality was quite low, so do prices, but this week I finally could smell lovely truffles ripe enough.
Even Christmas was close, last weekend in Carpentras 550 kilos of truffles were sold between 250 à 500 €/kg, with an average price at origin to the trader at 320 €.

Truffle hunters say the lack of cold has been the clue. I don’t know. Maybe some growers form western Australia would not agree as in those areas winters are no too cold.
Anyway I’m happy as we got the first truffles from one of our orchards this week, and it weighted over 200grams! Note the substrate we add to the ground last year in a thin layer:

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No as big as this one found today by a friend of mine 🙂

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Enjoy Christmas holidays and Happy New Year!

BTW, for those of you willing to join our Barcelona Truffle Tour next february, keep in mind that dateline is 15th january.
Cheers,

Marcos S. Morcillo

About trufflefarming

CEO of Micofora. Truffles and edible wild mushroom science and farming. Researcher, truffle farmer & mycologist
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