Truffle plant of pedunculate oak (quercus pedonculata) mycorrhized with black truffle (tuber melanosporum)

Pedunculate Oak » Black truffle


Product made in FranceYoung truffle plant of Pedunculate Oak (Quercus pedonculata) mycorhized with tuber melanosporum. Pedunculate 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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You wish to diversify your truffle field and try your hand at growing black truffles? 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 pedunculate oak could well satisfy your needs and appear as the adequate truffle plant to support and increase the production of your truffle orchard!

A pedunculate oak producing black truffles

Pedunculate oak truffle plant intended to generate black trufflesThis pedunculate oak truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a pedunculate oak tree (Quercus pedonculata) 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 pedunculate 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 aptitude of the pedunculate oak

The pedunculate oak (Quercus pedonculata) is very present in the plains of all France (except the Mediterranean), Switzerland and Belgium. It thrives in fairly moderate and humid continental climates. Not very demanding, it prefers fresh and deep soils that remain humid all year long. However, the pedunculate oak needs warm summers. It tolerates drought as long as it is not excessively prolonged. Moreover, if it is moderately sensitive to winter cold, it fears late spring frosts, which explains why it is rarely found above 1300 m altitude. It is a heliophile species, which seeks full light. Its growth is slow in its youngest age then becomes more sustained. Depending on the biotope in which it is planted and the exposure from which it benefits, the pedunculate oak is able to favor the development of Tuber melanosporum, Tuber uncinatum and even Tuber magnatum.

About the black truffle (Tuber melanosporum)

Growing black truffles from a pedunculate 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.

Host species
Seedling host
Pedunculate oak (Quercus pedonculata)
Black truffle
Cold hardiness
Down to -15°C
Drought tolerance
Soil type
Soil nutritivity
Moderately rich to rich
Preferred exposure
In the sun
Max. altitude
Up to 1200 m
Growth speed

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