Did you know that truffles grow wild in Ireland? Once you have tasted the flavour of fresh truffles you will never want to buy those expensive jarred ones again. That's why we have teamed up with leading botanists to provide saplings that have been produced free from competing fungal contamination to ensure success in a shorter time, with higher yield and reliability.
The fresh truffles are harvested from August to December and are highly prized for their distinctive flavour, commanding prices as high as €1,600 per kilo.
We currently have a batch of 18 month old Holm oaks (Quercus ilex) sized at about 40cm and mycorrhized with tuber melanosporum. A typical plant should produce truffles within 3 or 4 years and annually thereafter .The Holm Oak is a totally hardy Oak that has been growing in Ireland for hundreds of years. They are suitable for many garden sizes as they can be pruned to limit their growth, and will grow in most Irish soil types. Many Holm oaks are pruned as decorative hedging. They keep their leaves year round.
A fantastic gift idea for Fungi and nature enthusiasts, Foodies and Gardeners.
Trees supplied in root trainers with full instructions. Our current batch is perfect for planting or can be kept in a pot for future planting outdoors.
Shipping is included in the gift cert option to allow for the ultimate delivery of the tree. Instructions included.
The saplings come in packs of 2. The minimum order is 1 pack which contains 2 trees. It is best to plant multiple trees together(within 3 metres) to maximise the mychorrizal development and truffle growth. To order multiple packs please edit number on shopping cart.
If it suits, you can save the shipping costs by picking up from our home in Glenageary in South County Dublin. This option is available on the checkout screen.