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This species needs no introduction. A very reliable timber and shelter tree over a wide range of sites. Plant at 1m centres for shelter. Evergreen. Hardy. Inoculated with the Bianchetto Truffle (Tuber borchii).
The Bianchetto or ‘Little White’ truffle is also known as the ‘pine forest truffle’ or the ‘truffle of March’ and is grown for its excellent flavour and aroma. The Bianchetto truffle is very variable. Its diameter can be up to 5 cm or more, it has a smooth skin and a pale-yellow to reddish-brown appearance. The Bianchetto truffle prefers sandy limestone soils, and associates with a variety of host trees, including oaks, hazels, conifers and others. Harvest is typically from winter to spring.
Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.
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Southern Woods Plant Nursery
Main South Road, Templeton
Christchurch, New Zealand
Freephone 0800 800 352