Truffle plant of turkey oak (quercus cerris) mycorrhized with black truffle (tuber melanosporum)
  • Truffle plant of turkey oak (quercus cerris) mycorrhized with black truffle (tuber melanosporum)
  • Truffle plant of turkey oak (quercus cerris) mycorrhized with black truffle (tuber melanosporum)

Turkey Oak » Black truffle

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Product made in FranceYoung truffle plant of Turkey Oak (Quercus cerris) mycorhized with tuber melanosporum. Turkey Oak intended for the production of black truffles. Truffle oak plant aged from 1 to 3 years, produced in France with certified quality under INRAE control.
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Do you want to try your hand at growing black truffles or simply diversify your truffle field? Are you looking for plants likely to produce this famous "Black Diamond" with its inimitable flavor, the jewel of gastronomic meals? Thanks to its excellent truffle-growing abilities, the Turkey oak could well satisfy your needs and appear as the adequate truffle plant to support and increase the production of your truffle orchard! 
 

A Turkey oak capable of producing black truffles

Turkey oak truffle plant intended to generate black trufflesThis Turkey oak truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a Turkey oak tree (Quercus cerris) 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 Turkey oak 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 potential of the Turkey oak

Sometimes also called Burgundy oak or hairy oak, the Turkey oak (Quercus cerris) is a species suitable for truffle farming. It is a fast-growing species and can be found in many countries of Central and Southern Europe. It is indeed adapted to many climates, even maritime ones, but rarely grows above 1400 m of altitude. It is however rustic and supports the cold until -25° C. It consents all types of soil, even poor provided that it is rich in limestone. It has a good tolerance to drought and is easy to maintain. Like all oaks, it likes the sun, but can also adapt well to a semi-shaded exposure. Excellent host of tuber uncinatum and aestivum, it can also produce beautiful black truffles as long as it benefits from sufficient sunlight/heating.
  

About the Black truffle (Tuber melanosporum)

Growing black truffles from a hairy oak 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 oaks truffle plants

Our truffle oaks 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.

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Host species
Oak
Seedling host
Turkey oak (Quercus cerris)
Mycorhization
Black truffle
Foliage
Semi-caducous
Cold hardiness
Down to -25°C
Drought tolerance
Good
Soil type
Soil nutritivity
Moderately rich to rich
Preferred exposure
In the sun
Max. altitude
Up to 1400 m
Growth speed
Fast

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