We have the following trees infected with the Perigord French Black truffle (Tuber melanosporum):
Hazelnut (Corylus abellana)
This is one of the most widely used trees for truffle production. The trees are small and easy to grow. When used in a multispecies truffiere they will generally produce truffles sooner, sometimes within five to 10 years, than the slower growing oaks. They also produce hazelnuts which may be harvested while you wait for your truffles.
Evergreen Oak (Quercus Ilex)
These oaks are suitable for warmer, dryer climates and are widely used in the truffieres in Spain. They tend to start producing truffles earlier than English oak.
English Oak (Quercus Robur)
This is the common oak tree seen around New Zealand and has proven its ability to produce truffles in New Zealand conditions.
Please contact us for availability of your preferred species or talk to us about our recommendations for the site you have.
Number of trees/ Price per tree
We require a minimum 30% deposit for advance orders and offer a discount for full payment in advance.
It takes at least one year to produce infected seedlings that are ready to be planted, so please talk to us as soon as possible about how we can help you. While there may be stock on hand, trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
While your seedlings are growing however, we can help you with advice on soil preparation and irrigation systems.
To talk to us about ordering truffle-infected trees contact us by phone or email to place orders or to discuss your potential site.
- Supply is subject to acceptance of a signed contract and payment of the required deposit.
- Supply of trees is subject to availability.
- Canterbury Truffles makes every endeavour to ensure trees are highly infected with Perigord Black Truffle (Tuber melanosporum) and free of competing fungui, however due to the nature of the Talon method, the plants cannot be guaranteed free of competing fungi.
- Canterbury Truffles does not guarantee that Perigord Black truffles can be produced in commercial quantities under all New Zealand conditions.
- Prices are subject to regular review.
Thinking of planting your own truffiere?
Download our brochure to find out more, then contact us and we can talk you through the process.