Evergreen Oak » Summer truffle
Young truffle plant of Evergreen Oak (Quercus ilex) mycorhized with tuber aestivum. Evergreen Oak intended for the production of summer truffles. Truffle oak plant aged from 1 to 3 years, produced in France with certified quality under INRAE control.
Are you planning to start producing summer truffles soon, or simply to enrich your truffle orchard with new plants likely to reinforce your Tuber aestivum harvest? 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!
A evergreen oak that can produce summer truffles
This evergreen oak truffle plant is obtained after controlled and certified mycorrhization of a pubescent oak tree (Quercus ilex) with summer truffle spores (Tuber aestivum). 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 summer 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 skills 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 summer truffle (Tuber aestivum)
With its fine, subtle aromas, this variety of truffle knows how to conquer the palate of foodies. Called the summer truffle or St. John's truffle, Tuber aestivum grows naturally in many regions, starting with the south of France. It is also widespread in other countries such as Italy, Germany and Greece. Externally, the summer truffle looks like the black truffle. Its peridium is indeed black or brownish. On the inside, however, it offers shades of beige or brown with more or less yellow veins. The summer truffle is best eaten raw and sliced. Indeed, cooking tends to attenuate its fragrance.
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)
- Summer 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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