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A pubescent oak that produces black truffles
This pubescent oak truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a pubescent oak tree (Quercus pubescens) 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 pubescent oak truffle plants, mycorhized with the black truffle, are available in 4 sizes of anti-chignon® cups:
- in cup R430 (with a volume of 0.43 liters)
- in cup R600 (volume of 0.6 liters)
- in cup R1.5L (volume of 1.5 liters)
- in cup R3L (volume of 3 liters)
Truffle-growing properties of the pubescent oak
Present in Southern Europe and the Middle East, the pubescent oak (Quercus pubescent) is also called "white oak". It owes its name to the fuzz that covers the underside of its leaves. This variety of oak grows especially in rich, drained soils and it supports very well the presence of limestone, which makes it an interesting species from a truffle point of view. A heliophilous tree (which likes light and sun), with a very long life span and very slow growth, the Pubescent Oak grows naturally in slightly humid, clayey, limestone-rich soils. It tolerates drought relatively well and can withstand frost down to -20°C, so that it can be found at altitudes of up to 1400 m. Because of its characteristics and its biotope, the pubescent oak favors the development of truffles by its side, it is moreover the truffle oak that is regularly found in the Perigord or in the Vaucluse.
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.
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