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Preliminary results on Tuber borchii ecological studies


A few months ago we published a poster at the TAUESG Vísby conference about Tuber borchii ecology, comparing natural producing sites in Portugal, Spain and Hungary. Here you have links to download the poster: Preliminary results on Tuber borchii Vitt. … Continue reading

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New data on the hazel and Tuber borchii project in Catalonia


We have just analyzed root samples of in vitro produced Dundee hazel trees that we inoculated two years ago with Tuber borchii. Dundee hazels are an in vitro hybrid between the europen hazel (Corylus avellana) and the turkish one (C. colurna), that is … Continue reading

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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

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Truffle Farming in Bulgaria


This year we started a new project of truffle farming in south of Bulgaria. This country has a great potential to grow truffles, burgundy truffles in the north and in the Black Sea coast, and several areas suitable to farm … 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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First Tuber borchii ever harvested in Australia!


Peter Stahle, the new president of the Australian Truffle Growers Association found by chance, while pulling steel stakes protecting the newer trees when a clod of earth adhered to the stake exposed the truffle. The stone pine is now 3 years old. … Continue reading

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what percentage of truffle aroma comes from bacteria?


We’ve talked in the past about the importance of bacteria living on the surface of truffles and how they affect the final flavor of truffles and possibly play a major role in the formation of certain volatile compounds that could … Continue reading

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Tuber borchii bianchetto growing


At the last International Congress of truffle (www.tuber2013.com) I did a lecture on a research we are doing in Portugal. We studied the diversity of fungi in Tuber borchii orchards and how this diversity can improve the health of the … Continue reading

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How do truffles and trees communicate with each other?


I wrote in other posts how brulé is formed mainly by the production of ethylene by the truffle mycelium, which has strong herbicidal effect. What we noted is just how ethylene may function as hormone with a key communication role … Continue reading

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Experimental Tuber borchii plantation


Last week we did a bianchetto plantation with the students from a Forestry School of Catalonia. The idea is to create a mixed orchard of hazels, cork oak and Pinus pinea, a pine that produces edible pine nuts, and to … Continue reading

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