How to Farm Truffles

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Truffles are all-time favorites around the world because they are so delicious. If you want to be a successful businessman, you can try to build a truffle farm.

You will know the step by step processes in doing that by reading this article.

Truffles are some of the most important ingredients in gourmet cooking. It is a type of mushroom which is popular for having a good taste when it comes to sauce and any favoring foods. Usually, these truffles can be found in rare part of the trees particularly in the moist branches. Many chefs who also centered in business like restaurants successfully built a farm of truffles due to the fact that these kinds of mushrooms are very essential to any special dish.

Many chefs believed that the best foods that they must serve for a trusted customer is the one which has complete ingredients. When they say complete, they are referring to unique and pungent ingredients which are the truffles. This is one of the reasons why many food markets demand to commerce these mushrooms. With this you can simply make money by getting involved with truffle farming business.

Tips on Truffle Farming

It is true that the best way to open a business is to have further information about the subject. You must first understand what truffles are and how do these things live. Here you can know the various species of truffles. According to European farmers, there are lots of kinds of truffles which have same features. They are excellent culinary species with pleasing flavors.

By gathering the data needed in the business planning, you firstly must realize what particular species are best to plant. After choosing the right species of truffles for your farm, this is the right time to think about the location. Remember that having a good area is one of the essential factors that can make your business successful. Choose a site that is large enough for your truffles. It would be better if it is near to your house to maintain the health and safety of the truffles. It is also advisable to put pasteurization rooms for stock rooms and other necessities. To maintain the spontaneous growing of the mushrooms, you can build a greenhouse or other artificial plant establishments.

Another thing to consider is the climate. To know what perfect condition should be manifested by the area, you need to consult to the environmentalists. According to them, truffles usually live in an area without extreme weather changes like too much hot and cold weather. In addition to that, extreme weather conditions can cause great damage for truffles which can affect the possibility of successful harvest.

Since truffles usually grow in the roots of the trees, you should choose the best tress that the mushrooms can easily grow in. The perfect trees you should get are the olive and hazelnut trees. You must water regularly these trees in order to maintain the moist of the root ball inoculated of the truffles. You must also perform wedding or removing unnecessary weeds because it will compete with the truffle trees for water.

Do these tips until the harvest time comes. Truffles can be readily reaped in winter. So, when harvesting is approaching, get your pigs and dogs to identify which one is ready for your business.

13 Comments

  • 1. Sean Farrant said on 6/11/2012 8:10:18 AM
    What kind of truffle farm could I start in Coudersport PA? The winters or pretty brutal and the summers are short and mild.
  • 2. ROBERT ROSARIO said on 3/19/2013 9:03:31 AM
    i have 50 hectares lot here in the philippines, the weather is average 60 degree , do you think is good to farm truffles
  • 3. Paul thomas said on 4/25/2013 4:15:11 AM
    We live in north east Victoria Australia. would the temperatures be okay? They can get around the 30 degree mark in summer and around 18 degrees in winter. We currently have 5 acres is this enough to get started?
  • 4. owen said on 5/28/2013 2:29:32 PM
    I have 50 acres in southwest GA and I'd like to know if the climate would be conducive to growing truffles. Thanks
  • 5. Beatrice Nagy said on 9/22/2013 11:38:13 PM
    Bay County Florida (rural) 8506241963. I have been researching for several years now about growing truffles in the US. I've contacted the truffle tree producers and both agree that it would be perfect for my area. However, I am a single woman 56 yrs old,personal credit score of 499 and do work full time as a Radiation Therapy Technologist with $1900 clear bimonthly.How can I either get a start up farm loan or grant,I would appreciate your advice in this matter. Thank You
  • 6. Steve Gill said on 4/16/2014 7:50:00 AM
    Fremont, Indiana, Steuben County USA
  • 7. Wanda S. Mahboub said on 5/3/2014 12:16:36 PM
    I am seeking Further Information on this Opportunity.
  • 8. Ryan Wills said on 9/12/2014 9:48:13 AM
    I'm really just wondering how to become a legal importer of truffles. Can anyone help me?
  • 9. Gerry Marrs said on 10/22/2014 4:48:21 PM
    I would like to know if truffles will grow in the North Idaho Panhandle. I can grow hazelnut here with no problems. I also can grow a variety of mushrooms. Thank You
  • 10. Gerry Marrs said on 10/22/2014 4:50:21 PM
    I would like to farm truffles in Priest River, Idaho US
  • 11. Jason bannon said on 6/8/2015 1:10:59 PM
    Ireland . is it a good idea to start a truffle farm and what is best trees to use .
  • 12. Hamed said on 1/29/2016 10:38:14 AM
    Hello. Export and import (DEHKADE JAHANI NO) ready to work with a variety of private and foreign public companies in the field. Iranian high-quality rice. And mushroom mountain (TRUFFLE) is. E-mail address: Hamedhasanzade232@yahoo.com
  • 13. Azar said on 2/23/2016 2:05:14 AM
    Hi to everybody. I live in Azerbaijan I am truffle hunter. In Azerbaijan grows Tuber aestivum and tuber uncinatum black truffles. Season begin from April till january. I had dog with whom i seek truffle. I bought this dog from Italy. But my dog died. Ii i can get startup it possible to find a lot of truffle in Azerbaijan. also it possible to cultivate this kind of truffle here. if somebody interested don't hesitate to contact me. my page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/jabbarov.tevekkul my mail azerjabbarli@gmail.com
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