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Quercus leucotrichophora x Tuber borchii

Himalayan Oak - Bianchetto Truffle

A medium-sized evergreen oak tree of from inland Asia. This rare and unusual tree has stiff leathery foliage with silver-green undersides and edible acorns. Requires moist, free-draining soils. Wind tolerant. Evergreen. Frost tender.

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.

 

We strongly recommend proper site preparation and prior-research before planting our truffle inoculated trees, click here for more information.

$66.05 Each NZ$ (inc GST)

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