I am tempted to transport a ton of soil from Alba Italy to try and grow the white truffle here in the states. LOL. A tempting challenge.
glad its just tempting. lol
I saw a nice book at Chapters yesterday on truffles, I was tempted to pick it up but bought two other books for my niece instead. (should have)
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I am planning on going to the white truffle festival in Alba this Fall and even going on a truffle hunt with one of the local farmers that offers that experience. I'm going to get some soil samples while I'm there. I know they say you can't grow white truffles anywhere but in Italy but.....
Don't think it will work.
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Yeah they are the most fickle. People have sunk tons of cash trying to grow them by buying Oaks with roots that have the mycorrhiza, huge forests and nothing. Soil pH, everything matched. hahaha. Maybe someday they will get it down.