Truffleland operates in the nursery sector of the production of mycorrhized truffle plants for the cultivation of truffles, with advanced structures and methodologies

For mycorrhizal truffle plants we mean seedlings belonging to the ectomycorrhizal forest species, obtained from certified seed or from micropropagation / cutting and united in symbiosis with the main valuable truffle species, required by the market and cultivable. The production process involves the production of “sterile” seedlings, ie raised in sterile substrates and in a controlled environment, in order to obtain healthy and sufficiently developed truffle plants to be transplanted and with root systems free of mycorrhizae of the fungi naturally present in the environment that would compromise not only the production of the plant itself but the entire lot planted on the same surface.

Biodiversity

Truffleland also produces every year some experimental batches of plants (willow, poplar and English oak) mycorrhized with the white truffle (Tuber magnatum Pico), destined not for sale, but for field experimentation in collaboration with associations of truffle growers and with some university researchers.
In fact, in the current state of affairs, truffle plants made with white truffles do not give results such as to be considered a cultivation, and that is why Truffleland invests in experimentation and research in order to understand what elements are capable of determining this diversity.

Forest species sold by Truffleland

Oak (Quercus pubescens Willd.)

Informations

The oak is the most versatile truffle plant, suitable for any type of soil.
It has a perfect root system for truffle growing, has a deep central part that guarantees anchoring and water draw and its lateral roots guarantee a very abundant production of truffles.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with all types of truffles:

  • Tuber melanosporum Vitt.
  • Tuber Aestivum Vitt.
  • Tuber Borchi.

Altitude

From 0 to 1200 mt. S.L. M

Hazel (Corylus avellana L.)

Informations

The hazel is the only fruit plant, which also produces truffles, therefore called “double aptitude”. It is a very lively plant with a rapid growth, precocious in the production of truffles, in fact in some cases the first truffles can be found as early as the fourth year.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with the following types of truffles:

  • Tuber melanosporum Vitt.
  • Tuber Aestivum Vitt.

Species

There are various species, those produced and mycorrhized by Truffleland are:

  • Tonda Gentile Romana
  • Tonda di Giffoni
  • Tonda delle Langhe
  • Nocchione

Altitude

From 0 to 1000 mt. S.L. M

Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.)

Informations

The holm oak prefers areas exposed to the sun and is very resistant to high temperatures. It is the only ever green in nature to produce truffles. The root system is very deep and during the summer it does not undergo water stress, which makes it particularly suitable for the production of tuber melanosporum.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with the following types of truffles:

  • Tuber melanosporum Vitt.
  • Tuber Aestivum Vitt.

Altitude

From 0 to 1000 mt. S.L. M

Farnia (Quercus robur L.)

Informations

The Farnia, also known as the “Quercia della Pianura”, prefers the soils of the valley floors and flat, humid and rich in organic matter. It once populated the Padana Valley.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with the following types of truffles:

  • Tuber Aestivum Vitt.
  • Tuber Borchi.

Altitude

From 0 to 600 mt. S.L. M

Turkey oak (Quercus cerris L.)

Informations

Turkey oak prefers less calcareous and high altitude soils. From the point of view of truffle farming, it has the same characteristics as the downy oak but withstands harsh winter and frosts better.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with the following types of truffles:

  • Tuber melanosporum Vitt.
  • Tuber Aestivum Vitt.

Altitude

From 700 to 1300 mt. S.L. M

Hornbeam (Ostrya carpinifolia)

Informations

Hornbeam is a plant that prefers shaded continental areas. It is the fastest growing truffle plant. Especially recommended for the production of summer truffles. It is usually the first species to go into production as it is very lively.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with the following types of truffles:

  • Tuber melanosporum Vitt.
  • Tuber Aestivum Vitt.

Altitude

From 300 to 1200 mt. S.L. M

Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis)

Informations

The Aleppo pine prefers a mild climate, especially in the coastal strips and in sandy soils.
Particularly suitable for the cultivation of Tuber Borchi, excellent results are also obtained with the summer truffle.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with the following type of truffles:

  • Tuber Borchi.

Altitude

From 0 to 400 mt. S.L. M

Black pine (Pinus nigra)

Informations

The Black pine is a species that is particularly at ease in inland areas, characterized by cold winters and very hot summers.

Mycorrhization

It is mycorrhized with the following type of truffles:

  • Tuber Aestivum Vitt.

Altitude

From 600 to 1500 mt. S.L. M