Fruiting hazelnut champion® Tonda Gentile » Black truffle
Young truffle plant of fruiting hazelnut champion® (Corylus avellana tonda gentile) mycorhized with tuber melanosporum. Fruiting hazelnut intended for the combined production of black truffles and nuts. Truffle hornbeam 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? Because of its remarkable truffle-growing abilities, the Tonda Gentile fruiting hazelnut tree could be the ideal truffle plant to add to your truffle orchard. In addition to truffles, this plant will also provide you with a nice harvest of hazelnuts...
A Tonda Gentile hazelnut tree able to give black truffles
This fruiting hazelnut Tonda Gentile truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a "Tonda Gentile" fruiting hazel tree (Corylus avellana) 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 4 to 5 years.
In order to meet your expectations, our truffle plants of Tonda Gentile hazelnut, 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 Tonda Gentile hazelnut
The Tonga Gentile hazelnut (Corylus Avellana Tonda Gentile) is a very productive tree whose roots live in symbiosis with the truffle. This bushy shrub adapts very well to different latitudes and climates, so much so that it is cultivated all over Europe (especially in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, and France). A moderately vigorous hazelnut tree, it flourishes planted in well-drained soil, in rows oriented North-South to benefit from maximum sunlight. Easy to maintain, and not very demanding on the nature of the soil, it is very resistant to cold and can withstand temperatures as low as -25°C. The hazelnuts it produces are well rounded, of medium to large size and have a tasty and sweet flesh. This fruiting hazelnut tree will delight you with its abundant combined production of delicious hazelnuts and delicate black truffles.
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 (reduced to 4 or 5 years in the case of production from hazelnut plants).
The Robin hazel truffle plants
Our truffle hazel 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
- Fruiting hazel Tonda Gentile (Corylus avellana)
- Black truffle
- Cold hardiness
- Down to -25°C
- Drought tolerance
- Soil type
- Soil nutritivity
- Moderately rich
- Preferred exposure
- In full sun
- Max. altitude
- Up to 1700 m
- Growth speed
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