Tag Archives: Tuber melanosporum

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

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new aussie record truffle, why?


I take this post to say congrats to Stuart Dunbar for the huge truffle harvested at his plantation close to Melbourne, more than one kilo and a half of truffle is a lot! I´ve had in my hands one slightly over … Continue reading

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We´ll present a paper in the next IWEMM in Cahors, France OCT2016


The scientific committee just accepted us a research paper to be presented at the next International Workshop on Edible Mycorrhiza Mushrooms (IWEMM) in Cahors, France. We´ll present the results of a research project done in collaboration with the Dr. Xavier … Continue reading

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new papers and mushroom cultivation book


Just wanted to share a couple of papers and new books that has just been published on mushroom cultivation, worth having them. Current status of truffle cultivation: recent results and future perspectives A. Zambonelli, M. Iotti, I. Hall Micologia Italiana vol. 44 … Continue reading

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Truffle aromas and post harvest workshop


  Last week I had the opportunity to give some lectures in the course of truffle growing organized by the University of Teruel in Mora de Rubielos. I was very pleased to meet Pedro Marco and stay at his workshop … Continue reading

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What temperatures truffle mycelium grow better?


picture of a data logger for temperatures on truffle trees The aroma attributes of sulfurous, mushroom and earthy are the most important characteristics of the aroma of Tuber melanosporum. However, these three aroma attributes are absent in the T. melanosporum fermentation system. To … Continue reading

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Melfert bags problems in black truffle orchards


A truffle grower from central Spain was worried as several of his young trees showed poor growth and some started to die after just 4 years on the field. We removed some of these trees from the ground and analyzed … 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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Natural vs artificial truffle aromas


Fresh and well crafted truffles has prestige and authenticity, however once preserved, with heat, loses so much. Artificial flavors, however, have become popular and compete with canned truffle, because the aroma is more competitive in price than truffle itself and … Continue reading

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Fungal diversity on truffle brules


I already wrote about how volatile organic compounds (VOCs) could play a role as hormones on the ground. VOCs and methanolic extracts from different truffle species have recently been shown to exert allelopathic activity. It is conceivable that these metabolites may … Continue reading

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