Growing truffles

roger Roger at ducks.demon.co.uk
Sat Aug 5 06:38:20 EST 1995


In article <807303982snz at ducks.demon.co.uk>
           Roger at ducks.demon.co.uk "roger" writes:

> In article <DCMJxM.9E1 at cix.compulink.co.uk>
>            ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk "K N and P J Harris" writes:
> 
> > TUBER AESTIVUM the Summer Truffle - the only knd that grows in UK and 
> 
> There is AFAIK another UK variety which is in season during the
> autumn and winter. As a child in Somerset, I remember finding them with 
> little trouble. They grow in woods with a mixture of oak, ash and birch
> and are reddish brown. They are superior in flavour to T. Aestivum
> and a fair bit larger too. I'll try to find a reference.

I'm fairly sure it was Melanogaster broomeianus.

This was the variety rooted out by the (now extinct) English truffle
hound in the last century.

T. brumale is another British variety.
 
> Roger
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