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Truffle plant of basswood (tilia cordata) mycorrhized with black truffle (tuber melanosporum)

Basswood » Black truffle


Product made in FranceYoung truffle plant of basswood (Tilia cordata) mycorhized with tuber melanosporum. Basswood intended for the production of black truffles. Truffle basswood 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 0.18 € 17.82 €
45 2.32 € 15.68 €
180 3.64 € 14.36 €

You wish to diversify your truffle field and try your hand at growing the black truffle? 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 basswood could well satisfy your needs and appear as the adequate truffle plant to support and increase the production of your truffle orchard ! 

A basswood capable of producing black truffles

Basswood truffle plant intended to generate black trufflesThis basswood truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a basswood tree (Tilia cordata) 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 basswood 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 capacities of the basswood

Reputed for the antispasmodic, calming, sudorific and diuretic virtues of its flowers, the basswood tree is nonetheless a host forest species that can live in symbiosis with the black truffle. The small-leaved basswood tree (Tilia cordata) combines several characteristics that make it a very good truffle producer: It is not very sensitive to drought and is very resistant to winter frost. It is equally at home on the plains and in the mountains (up to 1400 m). Its moderate growth rate reduces the frequency of pruning, which it tolerates very well. Not very demanding in terms of soil, it likes the sun but is equally at ease in semi-shaded areas.

About the Black truffle (Tuber melanosporum)

Growing black truffles from a basswood 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 basswood truffle plants

Our truffle basswood 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
Basswood (Tilia Cordata)
Black truffle
Cold hardiness
Down to -30°C
Drought tolerance
Soil type
Soil nutritivity
Moderately rich to rich
Preferred exposure
Half-shade / half-sun
Max. altitude
Up to 1400 m
Growth speed

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