Growing truffles

roger Roger at
Sat Aug 5 06:38:20 EST 1995

In article <807303982snz at>
           Roger at "roger" writes:

> In article <DCMJxM.9E1 at>
>            ecoli at "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
               A dragon in shallows falls victim to shrimps.

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