East hornbeam » Black truffle
A east hornbeam that can give Black truffles
This east hornbeam truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a east hornbeam tree (Ostrya carpinifolia) 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 6 to 7 years.
In order to meet your expectations, our east hornbeam 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-growing abilities of the east hornbeam
Initially known for its ornamental qualities, the East Hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia) is on the short list of host species that can live in symbiosis with the Black truffle. Although native to southern Europe and the Near East, the east hornbeam is resistant to frost, to temperatures between -15 and -20 °C for short periods of time and in fairly dry soil. A neutral or chalky soil is well tolerated by this tree which likes clayey or sandy soil. It is able to grow in stony soil, but will remain in this case much lower and will take more the aspect of a big shrub.
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.
The Robin hornbeam truffle plants
Our truffle hornbeam 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
- East hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia)
- Black truffle
- Cold hardiness
- Down to -15°C
- Drought tolerance
- Soil type
- Soil nutritivity
- Poor to moderately rich
- Preferred exposure
- In the sun
- Max. altitude
- Up to 1000 m
- Growth speed
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