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Truffle Farming in Aragon and Teruel (Spain)


Diario de Teruel has just published this interesting figure about truffle farming in Aragon area in central Spain, the epicenter of truffle growing in Spain and where probably comes from around 70% of the world black truffle! Teruel has the … Continue reading

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Is there any relationship between fruiting depth, weight and maturity for black truffle?


The last months the CITA research center, in Spain, has published two great papers analyzing the truffle fruit bodies from two seasons in different soil types and for the first time inside spanish wells with peat moss. This is the … Continue reading

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Barcelona Truffle Tour new edition


Just let you know that we are organizing 2 new editions of our truffle growing seminars in Barcelona, Spain. These will be done in mid december and early february during the black truffle season. Note this workshop is thought for … Continue reading

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pruning tips for truffle growers


  As a rule, pruning will start in the second or third winter, depending on the tree’s development. The holm oak usually forms two or three dominant trunks, which it is better to cut from the beginning when they are … Continue reading

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Leiodes beatle pest in 2015-16 spanish truffle season


Today we have been visiting several truffle orchards in Teruel as a part of our black truffle growing seminar or Barcelona Truffle Tour. A week before Christmas and 17ºC during the day at 1200 m.o.s.l in Teruel! The cold has … Continue reading

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Pilot project to produce in vitro Hazels mycorrhized with Tuber borchii


    Just back from “refreshing” summer holidays 🙂 In a previous research we did in Chile with Tuber borchii, we saw that due to the “aggressiveness” of this truffle variety, it could be other ways to try to produce truffle … Continue reading

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Can truffles reproduce asexually?


Many fungi have besides a sexual phase, another parallel asexual or anamorphic stage, which are able to produce asexual spores or conidia, that may act as dispersion units. These mitotic conidia (simply dividing by mitosis) have been described for Tuber borchii, T. … Continue reading

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