Category Archives: truffle growing

Truffle Farming in the West Coast of the USA


Last August and September we´ve been visiting truffle growers on the west coast of the USA. We took the opportunity to give a lecture to the western Truffle Growers Association, where more than 30 met and talked about the latest … Continue reading

Posted in Truffle farming, truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

5 years research on black truffle mothers and fathers


For the first time it has been possible to study genetically the female and the male factors in black truffles. In a study of our researcher Herminia de la Varga, while she was in a postdoc in the INRA, shows … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona Truffle Tour, truffle conferences congress workshops, Truffle farming, truffle growing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Black and summer truffle live as well associated to Herbaceous plants


July has been crazy and I could not find time to write in this Blog. Yesterday I flu from Barcelona to Cape Town and instead of watching films, I read some pending papers 😉 here some comments from them: A … Continue reading

Posted in Truffle farming, truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

update on truffle growing in America


  A couple of news have been just released that make a nice overview of the truffle farming industry in Chile and USA. I thought it could be nice to share it here: Why Haven’t American Truffles Taken Root Yet? … Continue reading

Posted in Truffle farming, truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

how Quercus ilex tolerates cold climate?


Last winter in Catalonia we had a whole month with temperatures below 0ºC and with constant fog. Frost accumulated day after day left holm oaks like the one of the picture above (left). We have been sampling these orchards in … Continue reading

Posted in Truffle farming, truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

We just published a new paper on Tuber borchii growing with stone pine


The last edition of the Montes review (just in spanish edition, sorry for that) has published our latest paper titled: “Viabilidad y rentabilidad de una plantación de pino piñonero (Pinus pinea) micorrizado con trufa bianchetto (Tuber borchii), por M. Morcillo, … Continue reading

Posted in truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bookings open for the new editions of the Barcelona Truffle Tour


We just have new dates for the coming editions of the only 2 truffle growing seminars in english language we will organize in Barcelona: 11th-16th december 2017  and  12th -17th february 2018 One of the features this year is the workshop about … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona Truffle Tour, Truffle farming, truffle growing, truffle market and marketing, truffle post-harvest, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where and when males come from to fertilize truffles?


In the following paper we hypothesize about a new theory we created related with black truffle life cycle and when spores germinate, if they do it as males or females. We are working in order to prove it in coming … Continue reading

Posted in Truffle farming, truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

how to decide a layout for truffle farming in the USA?


The last two weeks we have been visiting 8 truffle farming projects in the USA with @xvilanovasola, mostly in California and in North Carolina. Let me comment some of the issues we mostly find and to compare the climates and … Continue reading

Posted in truffle conferences congress workshops, Truffle farming, truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Truffle Growing in México


I attach a picture of the 1300 Pinus pinea that we planted in Zumpango, México in 2015 and their evolution since planted. In another pilot plot more to the north we have 1 hectare with 250 stone pines plus another with … Continue reading

Posted in truffle conferences congress workshops, truffle growing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment