Category Archives: truffle growing

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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Black truffle prices and volumes in Spain and France season 2019-20


In Spain we think the total harvest of black truffle (melanosporum) has been around 80-100 Tons, like previous season 2018-19. From the figures I see in France looks like volumes were pretty low and Italy produced some more than other … Continue reading

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How to reduce glyphosate for weed control on truffle farming?


Glyphosate is translocated from shoots to roots and later released into the rhizosphere and can be later found in the soil up to one year later. There are plenty of papers that study its effect on mycorrhizal fungi but almos … Continue reading

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Is it possible to multi crop chestnuts and truffles?


We already wrote in this blog a few years ago abut how we were hunting truffles on chestnuts trees, even on slightly acidic slate soil. I was reviewing now a paper published almost a year ago about this topic: Multi-cropping … Continue reading

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New places available for our truffle growing technical seminars in Barcelona


We are just preparing the new edition of our Barcelona Truffle Tour workshops, that will be running during the week of 12th-17th next month, February 2018. The Tour was full before Christmas, so we told growers there were no places … Continue reading

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truffle growing all over the World in 2017


Last December the largest truffle fair in Spain was in Teruel, it is called FITRUF. We helped to create this infographics for the main newspaper in Teruel, who made an special number about truffles and truffle growing. Apologize but it … Continue reading

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How do truffles feed and get its Nitrogen?


The tree and the truffle form a symbiotic relationship. The tree uses the mycelial web of the fungus as a fishing net that allows it to absorb water and nutrients that by itself can not assimilate or would do it … Continue reading

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How many baby truffles are formed per square meter?


We just wrote a chapter for a new book that will be published soon about pests and diseases of truffle trees in Spain. We wanted to update the truffle sexuality figure we made for our last book “Truffle Farming Today” … Continue reading

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a new book about truffles has been published


  Just finished to read this great new book about truffles, wrote by our friend: François Le Tacon: Les truffes – Biologie, écologie et domestication It must be difficult to try to compile 40 years of research on truffles, but he … Continue reading

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