Hazel Truffle Inoculated Tree (Corylus avellana)
Unlike other truffle trees sold online our sapling trees are taken from our own commercial truffiere where truffles are currently growing . The young tree is removed from the brule of the host tree This ensures that your tree will have the maximum chance of producing truffles in the future . This method has been used for hundreds of years and was developed in france by Joseph Talon in the 1800,s . The small trees are carefully removed from the brule of an existing truffle mother tree that is producing truffles and reinoculated with welsh truffle inoculum from our very own truffles . All you have to do is pop them in the ground and wait for your truffles to mature (5-9 years) for a hazel and (7-12) years for an Oak . In the meantime you can enjoy the delicious hazel nuts that the tree will be producing .
This Hazel truffle tree's roots are growing in a symbiotic relationship with the native Summer /Autumn Truffle fungus (Tuber aestivum / uncinatum), An underground mushroom which is a highly prized delicacy .The truffle fungus will slowly mature with this Hazel tree and they can be foraged every summer and autumn for the next 50 years as long as the PH level in the surrounding soil is maintained . We harvest truffles on our truffiere from May though to the following March as long as we have plenty of rain . Watering is especially important around spring time if there is no rain . Full planting and care instructions will be supplied with purchase . There is no guarantee of producing truffles from your tree however we feel with our saplings you will have the best possible chance of growing your black diamonds.
Please note : saplings will be sent out 3 days after order as we have to dig them and add inoculum before sending out .