Why choose Garland Truffles?

With over 30 years of experience, Garland Truffles is the oldest and most trusted truffle tree supplier in the Western Hemisphere. We are the only nursery with proven results. Our customer service is second to none.

 

How do you inoculate the trees?

The trees are prepared using a combination of licensed procedures from France and our proprietary RFMâ„¢ technology to help produce high yielding trees. These are trade secrets.

 

Are deer a problem?

Deer will occasionally pull out of the ground a young tree that has not had a chance to root. They may also nibble on budding leaves of the trees. We have developed methods to help control these behaviors.

 

Do you offer any grower assistance?

For growers purchasing trees from us exclusively, we will recommend a maintenance regime free of charge.

 

How do you test your plants?

On pick up or delivery of the truffle-infected tree seedlings by the purchaser, three plants for every  500 plants will be examined by Garland Truffles. The purchaser may select the plants from the supply batch and may attend the examination. The purpose of this investigation is to prove and document the presence of the fungus on oak and hazelnut seedlings, by means of  microscopic examination. This is generally determined by the visual presence of mycorrhiza. The examined plants are not part of the ordered quantity.

 

Can I grow them in a greenhouse?

Truffles have never been successfully cultivated in containers or in a greenhouse.

 

Where are the producing orchards and who inoculated the trees?

The only producing orchards of Tuber melanosporum in the United States are in the Mid Atlantic States. The trees were inoculated by Garland Truffles. Attempts to grow truffles elsewhere and by other nurseries have not been successful to our knowledge.

 

What growing experience is needed?

At least gardening experience is required, but some farming experience will prove useful.

 

What is the minimum size for an orchard?

Typically the minimum size is one acre, about 500 trees. We do not recommend planting less than 54 trees.

 

Have any orchards failed and why?

The primary reason for failure has been abandonment and improper care. Orchards in the wrong geographic and climatic conditions or trees prepared by others that are inexperienced have also failed.

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