Truffles are a fungus that can only survive by attaching itself in a mutually beneficial way to certain types of tree roots in what is called a symbiotic relationship. The resulting combination of fungus, roots and other select organisms form a structure called mycorrhiza.
The trees are planted in a high density orchard at 500 trees per acre. Small plantings are not recommended, as they will probably result in failure due to under-colonization. With the adequate soil conditions, climate, and time span, the delectable mushrooms are produced.
Garland Truffles only recommends growing two types of truffle bearing trees for production, the Black Perigord or the Black Burgundy. The Italian White should only be planted experimentally; all other species are of inferior quality and should be avoided.
We are the leaders in this extremely profitable agricultural crop, being the first successful and only proven suppliers of truffle producing inoculated trees in the Western Hemisphere. Contact us to find out if they are suitable for your particular soil and climatic conditions.