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  • Truffles are a subterranean fungus generally growing around the Oak tree, but also the Chestnut, the Hazel and the Beech. They are hypogeous versions of mushrooms. They don't form a prominent stem and their spore-bearing surfaces are enclosed. They rely on animals eating them to distribute their spores, instead of air currents like mushrooms.
  • They can be described as "gourmet mushroom". They have a pungent, intense,, earthy fragrance and lend a unique flavour to food.They occur naturally mainly in france and italy and are sometimes reffered to as ' Black gold' or 'black diamonds' because of their scarcity and worth.
  • There are hundreds of different kinds of truffles, and while none are known to be poisonous, only a few of them are considered to be delicacies by humans.
  • There are 70 known varieties of truffles, 32 of which are found in Europe. One of the highly valued is the Black Truffle of Perigord; it has black flesh streaked with whitish veins whereas the white truffle of Piedmont has a more delicate aroma.There are four commonly known types of truffles: the white autumn truffles, the black winter truffles, the white spring truffles, and the black summer truffles.
  • Truffles can potentially be found almost anywhere there are trees. They usually occur at the interface between the organic litter and the mineral soil, about one to six inches deep, but can emerge to the surface or be more than a foot deep.
  • Truffles begin to appear several years after the inoculated seedlings are planted and production can continue for decades. The onset and duration of production depends to some extent on the species of host tree.Processing includes cleaning, grading, washing, drying and warehousing.
  • The annual harvest of French black truffles from France, Italy and Spain combined is currently 50-80 tonnes. Truffle production in France occurs in the south east and south west areas namely the Provence and Perigord regions. Truffle production has increased in the Provence area and now accounts for up to 75% of total French production.
  • Fresh French black truffles are sold to all the finest restaurants in all corners of the globe. Through the northern hemisphere winter they are served in the great dining rooms of the world. The French are by far the largest consumers of French black truffles with the balance being exported.
  • French truffles are considered one of the great foods of the world and when fresh in season prices can be as high as $2,500 per kg at some of the exclusive fine food outlets. In years of poor production wholesale prices to restaurants can approach $2,000 per kg and in years of good production wholesale prices can be as low as $1,400 per kg.
General
  • Truffle-FAQ
  • Truffle
  • Truffles
  • Truffles Classification
  • Black Truffles
  • Truffles Slides

Types

  • Types of Truffles
  • Tuber Magnatum - Italian White Truffle
  • Tuber Melanosporum - Perigord Black Truffle
  • Tuber Uncinatum - Burgundy Truffle
  • Mycorrhizas

Growth and Cultivation

  • Growing Truffles in Pacific Northwest
  • Truffle Cultivation
  • Cultivation of Truffles
  • Truffle Cultivation in Rural Spain
  • Collection and Cultivation of Edible Fungi in Spain
  • Mushroom Cultivation and Marketing
  • Cultivation of Black Truffle to Promote Reforestation
  • Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms
  • French Truffle Cultivation
  • Cultivation of Burgundy Truffle in Sweden
  • Truffle Cultivation in New Zealand

Processing

  • Fresh Truffle Picking
  • Fresh Truffle Processing
  • Conserving Magic Mushrooms
  • How to Preserve Truffle
  • Preserved Truffles
  • Treatment of  Fresh Truffle

Technology

  • Fungus Fever and Truffle Trouble
  • NZ Truffle Technology
  • Forest Thinning on
    Truffle Abundance
  • Technology to capture  Mushroom Markets
  • New Technologies for VHFN Industries
  • Canadian Patents Database
  • Grater for Truffles-US Patent

Products

  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Black Truffle Oil
  • Truffle Creams
  • VPC Products
  • Truffle and Mushroom Products
  • Truffle Salt
  • Splendid Palate
  • Truffle Slicer
  • Fine Truffle Products
  • Truffle Butter

Management, Standard and Regulation

  • Principles of Truffle Farming
  • Plantation Establishment
  • Site Selection
  • Global Import Risk Analysis of Edible Mushrooms
  • Quality Control of Fresh Truffle
  • UNECE Recommendation Standard for Fresh Truffles
  • Standard for Truffles
  • Truffle Trade and Regulation
  • Regulations of Truffle Market in Sainte Alvere
Project
  • Small Mushrooms, Big Business
  • Cagli Project
  • Edible Mushroom Production in Turkey
  • Oak Valley Truffle Project

Consultant

  • Christina Weden
  • Avalon Wine
  • Carla Ranicki
  • Guardian Unlimited
  • Harold W. Keller
  • JCU
  • Truffle Consulting Services

Reports

  • Black Truffles / Variety of Fungus
  • Black Truffles / Variety of Mushroom
  • Truffle Association of British Columbia-2005
  • British Truffle-2006
  • Truffle Abundance in Riparian
  • Sale of Italian Truffle
  • Phylogeny of North American Truffles
  • UK Truffles
  • Perigord Truffles-Australia
  • Truffle Europe Ranking 2006
  • Truffle Discussion Group
  • Black Gold
  • Truffle Company wins RIRDC $200,000 Business Plan Award
  • Truffle News
  • Truffle Growers Unite

Market and Price

  • Sale of Truffles
  • Dried Black Truffles
  • Tuber Melanosporum Export in Australia
  • Truffle Market in Lalbenque
  • French
    Black Truffle
  • Fresh Truffle Pricing
  • Truffle-Market Prices
  • Canada’s Imports
  • Black Truffles of Sweden
  • Fresh Truffle Exporting in China
  • Ordering/ Availability
  • Black Truffles of Carpentras
  • Great Truffles
  • Black Diamond, Truffle

 Suppliers

  • China Mushroom & Truffle Product Directory
  • Truffle and Wine Heaven
  • Global Truffle Suppliers
  • Truffle Sellers
  • Truffle and Dried Mushroom Supplier
  • Truffles Distributors
  • Mushroom and Truffle Providers
  • Worldwide Truffles Suppliers
  • Truffles Suppliers in US

Importers

  • Buy or Sell Mushrooms
  • Foreign Importers for Truffles
  • Indian Buyers for Truffles
  • Finest Truffles Buyer
  • Buyers of Mushroom & Truffle

Company Profiles

  • New World Truffieres
  • Dhanshree Mushroom Cultivation Pvt Ltd
  • Calugi Company
  • Yiwang Sangsa Co., Ltd.
  • Kunming Yunri Foods Co., Ltd.
  • Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd

Useful Links

  • Truffle Related Links
  • Truffle Growing Business Plan

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