Evergreen Oak » Black truffle
Young truffle plant of Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) mycorhized with tuber melanosporum. Evergreen 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.
Are you tempted by the exciting adventure of the black truffle? Do you want to start producing this famous "Black Diamond" with its inimitable flavor? Are you looking for plants likely to produce this Tuber Melanosporum, the jewel of gastronomic meals? Thanks to its excellent truffle-growing abilities, the evergreen oak could well satisfy your needs and appear as the adequate truffle plant to support and increase the production of your truffle orchard!
An evergreen oak producing black truffles
This evergreen oak truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a pubescent oak tree (Quercus ilex) 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 evergreen 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 abilities of the evergreen oak
Sometimes called "holm oak" or "false holly", the evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) is emblematic of the Mediterranean region, even if it can be found elsewhere in France (such as in the southwest or on the Atlantic coast). It is a southern tree that needs sun and heat in summer. It is particularly adapted to seaside cultivation since it tolerates wind, sea spray and drought. On the other hand, it is sensitive to the cold and its average hardiness only allows it to resist up to -12 °C (it is generally not planted above 1200 m). The evergreen oak likes aridity, it supports mediocre soils even rocky and appreciates calcareous and well drained lands. Appreciated by wild boars for its acorns, this oak needs to be protected if it is to be used for truffle production. Depending on the environment and the climate in which it is planted, the evergreen oak will become an excellent host for Tuber melanosporum or Tuber aestivum.
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 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.
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
- Evergreen oak (Quercus ilex)
- Black truffle
- Cold hardiness
- Down to -15°C
- Drought tolerance
- Soil type
- Soil nutritivity
- Moderately rich
- Preferred exposure
- In the sun
- Max. altitude
- Up to 1200 m
- Growth speed
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