Grow your own truffles!
Harvest crops in 4-7 years time
A unique and lasting gift!
Height Up to 300cm (118in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)
kitchen gardencottage gardensspecimen plantwoodland garden
sun or semi shade
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Prized by top chefs, Truffles are the gold-dust of the kitchen, being both hard to come by and commanding a high price tag in the shops. These underground fungi have a rich mushroom taste which adds an intense flavour to savoury dishes.
Crops are produced at the roots of trees which have been inoculated with the truffle spores, and take 4-7 years to develop. Once established, you will be able to harvest crops for up to 25 years, making this a real investment for the future.
Our truffle trees are supplied as young, one year old, bare root saplings which will grow to form an attractive tree over the years.
Hazelnut 'Kentish Cob' is probably the best-known variety of Cobnut in the UK, and easiest to grow in the garden. This attractive, bushy tree produces a mass of yellow-green catkins in the early spring followed a heavy crop of cobnuts in from September.
Hazels will begin to produce nuts three to four years after planting, so you can enjoy tasty crops of nuts while you are waiting for your truffles to grow! Height and spread: 3m (9').
1 Hazel Tree one year old tree approximately 40-60cm tall (KC5389)
1 bare root tree (KB9858)
Truffle trees require a neutral soil pH of 7.3-7.6 to grow at their best. These bareroot trees should be planted immediately on arrival. Choose a sheltered position on moist, well drained soil in sun or semi shade.
Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. Water young trees during particularly dry periods until fully established.
Truffles can take 4-7 years to develop, so patience is required. There are several methods of locating mature truffles. If you notice cracks in the soil at the base of the tree then this often indicates where truffles have developed. Another indicator is the presence of small truffle flies hovering above a particular spot. Finally, you can simply get on your hands and knees and use your nose!
Try to avoid digging indiscriminately around the base of your tree as this is destructive to the root system and can destroy future crops. Instead take a careful approach and scrape the soil back gently in the specific areas where you believe a truffle to be located.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
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