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La Creole Orchards: a Truffle (Ad)Venture

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Bogdan Caceu

Published May 2018 in International Oaks No. 29: 35–44


Although truffle culture is historically associated with France, successful attempts at growing this highly valued mushroom have been made in different parts of the world including, amongst others, Australia, New Zealand and several areas in the United States. This paper tells the story of a truffle-growing adventure in Oregon, born from a personal link to oak forests in Romania and carried by a more scientific approach to the question as developed by a group of truffle growers in Europe, spearheaded by Joël Gravier.


Tuber melanosporum, T. uncinatum, T. macrosporum, truffle culture


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