Turkish Hazel » Black truffle
Young truffle plant of Turkish Hazel (Corylus colurna) mycorhized with tuber melanosporum. Turkish hazelnut intended for the production of black truffles. Truffle hornbeam plant aged from 1 to 3 years, produced in France with certified quality under INRAE control.
Are you planning to start producing black truffles in the near future, or more simply to enrich your truffle field with new plants that could enhance your Tuber melanosporum harvest? Because of its remarkable truffle-growing abilities, the Byzantine or Turkish hazelnut tree could be the ideal truffle plant to enhance your truffle orchard !
A Turkish hazelnut tree that produces black truffles
This Turkish hazel truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a Turkish hazel tree (Corylus colurna) with black truffle spores (Tuber melanosporum). The tree obtained is ready to be planted in your truffle field. It will produce its first truffles within 4 to 5 years.
In order to meet your expectations, our Turkish hazel truffle plants, mycorhized with the black truffle, are available in 4 sizes of cups:
- in anti-chignon® R430 cup of 0.43 liters
- in anti-chignon® R600 cup of 0.6 liters
- in anti-chignon® R1.5L cup of 1.5 liters
- in R3L container (volume of 3 liters)
Truffle potential of the Byzantium hazelnut
The Byzantine hazelnut tree (Corylus Colurna) is a natural producer of truffles. Hardy and vigorous, it adapts to all soils, but prefers dry ones. Although not very demanding, it is best to avoid planting it on land that is too deep and rich, which would encourage it to develop too quickly. It does not mind hot summers, nor cold winters and frost (down to -30°C). If in its natural state, it can be found in the mountains, in truffle growing, it should not be planted above 1400 meters of altitude and should be given a good exposure (full sun). Precocious, the Byzantine hazelnut tree can give its first black truffles from the 4th or 5th year.
Compared to the common hazelnut tree, the Byzantine hazelnut tree has an advantage, but also a disadvantage:
- it is monocultured (it grows around a single trunk), which greatly reduces pruning work,
- on the other hand, its very hard-shelled nuts are of mediocre quality.
About the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum)
A true "black diamond", Tuber melanosporum is as rare as it is sought after. It can be recognized by its rounded shape, sometimes bumpy, and its black flesh marbled with white. This truffle gives off an intense perfume and reveals fine aromas that make it an exceptional mushroom. Emblematic of French gastronomy, the black truffle can be eaten cooked or raw, as a seasoning or as an accompaniment to a dish. Black truffles are harvested from November to early March. Depending on the age of the plant and the land chosen, you will have to wait between 6 and 8 years to harvest your first black truffles (reduced to 4 or 5 years in the case of production from hazelnut plants).
The Robin hazel truffle plants
Our truffle hazel plants are produced in our laboratories under the control and license of INRAE. These plants are then pampered for many months in our nurseries. Quality plants, carefully selected, it is the guarantee to obtain a good yield after only a few years.
The plants raised in ROBIN ANTI-CHIGNON® buckets are subject to a guarantee of recovery in the event of failure to recover more than 20% of the plants delivered. Under this guarantee, the seller undertakes to replace free of charge the defective plants during the season following the actual observation by the seller of the defective delivered plants.
- Host species
- Seedling host
- Byzantine hazel (Corylus colurna)
- Black truffle
- Cold hardiness
- Down to -30°C
- Drought tolerance
- Very good
- Soil type
- Soil nutritivity
- Moderately rich
- Preferred exposure
- In full sun
- Max. altitude
- Up to 1400 m
- Growth speed
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