Truffle plant of east hornbeam (ostrya carpinifolia) mycorrhized with black truffle (tuber melanosporum)

East hornbeam » Black truffle

Product made in FranceYoung truffle plant of East Hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia) mycorhized with tuber melanosporum. East Hornbeam 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.
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Quantity Unit discount Final price
10 0.15 € 20.85 €
45 1.14 € 19.86 €
180 2.9 € 18.1 €

Do you want to grow black truffles and are you looking for the most suitable plants for this production? Or perhaps you simply want to enhance your truffle orchard with new plants capable of producing this famous "Black Diamond" with its inimitable flavor, the jewel of gastronomic meals? Because of its remarkable truffle-growing abilities, the east hornbeam could be the ideal truffle plant to enhance your truffle orchard! 

A east hornbeam that can give Black truffles

East hornbeam truffle plant intended to generate black trufflesThis 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)

Growing black truffles from a east hornbeam plantA 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.

certified quality truffle plantsThe 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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