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Mushrooms and Truffles

Truffles are underground mushrooms and are considered to be the ultimate gastronomic experience. The hazelnut trees have had their roots impregnated with the truffle spores, and the varieties chosen are both indigenous (native) and suitable for growing here (the black summer truffle is also called the English truffle!!).

Other varieties like the very expensive White pregiato Alba truffle are very unlikely to grow here, which is why they are very expensive - they will only grow in Alba in Piemonte and Aqualagna in Umbria. Use freshly sliced on a variety of dishes, with pasta, risotto, polenta, eggs and potatoes, to flavour olive oil, marscarpone cheese or parmesan, and to freeze. There are producing truffle farms all over Europe, and newer ones in the USA & UK. Truffle prices reached record prices in 2003 due to a lack of availability, despite the fact there are over 100,000 registered truffle hunters in Italy !! There are probably as many truffles in the UK as Italy, but no-one really goes looking for them here and there are no truffle dogs, although there are 4 producing truffle farms!!

Truffles are native to the UK - in France the Black summer truffle is even called 'la truffe Anglais'. But no one looks for them and there are no truffle dogs. We only offer professional trees of native tree/truffle varieties which have been certified properly to the high food standards you would expect in Italy, the only country in the world that has food police (literally! Parma ham has its own Carabinieri force, Parmesan cheese etc!) and besides Raggi have been producing them for 30 years now and they take between 5/6-8 years to start producing truffles.

13 product(s) found for "Mushrooms and Truffles"

BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE TREE - Mainland UK
BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE TREE - Mainland UK
Mainland UK ONLY. Tuber Aestivum Vittad. - Commonley called Scorzone Truffles in Italy, black summer or English truffles. Found in Europe, but most commonly Italy, France and Spain. The easiest of all truffles for cultivation and the only truffle harvested in the summer. The Soil PH should...
£29.99
CARDONCELLO MUSHROOM
CARDONCELLO MUSHROOM
Pleurotus Eryngii, or King Mushroom. This mushroom can be sown onto wet straw in dustbin sacks with a sponge in the neck of the bag held in place with an elastic band. When a white, sweet smelling mould forms, the straw can be planted out. 
£7.50
FOUR BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE TREES UK ONLY.
FOUR BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE TREES UK ONLY.
FOUR Black summer Truffle Trees on Hazelnut. Normally £120 for 4 of these trees, but buy 4 and save £21. Mainland UK ONLY.
£98.99
GOLDEN MUSHROOM
GOLDEN MUSHROOM
A new addition to the range - Pleurotus Cornucopiae or Golden Mushroom in English. For sowing onto clean straw only. For more detailed information about this process, please email or phone us. Full instructions are given with your purchase.
£7.50
LOVE MUSHROOM FUNGO DEL AMORE
LOVE MUSHROOM FUNGO DEL AMORE
UK/EC ONLY. Pleurotus Salmoneo stramineus - a very unusual pink ruffled mushroom (hence it's name). Sow onto straw in dustbin liners. Online only.
£7.50
OYSTER MUSHROOM
OYSTER MUSHROOM
UK/EC ONLY. Pleurotus Ostreatus (Oyster mushroom). Like the Pioppino, can be sown onto straw or logs. For additional information about sowing and preparation of the mushroom spawn, please email or call us.
£7.50
PAIR OF TRUFFLE TREES - UK ONLY
PAIR OF TRUFFLE TREES - UK ONLY
Pair of Truffle Trees (Hazelnut). A black Summer and a white Bianchetto certified truffle tree on Hazelnut. Normally £80, but buy a pair for £60. You get two harvests - summer for the black and winter for the white, and different uses for both truffles.
£59.99
PIOPPINO
PIOPPINO
Pholiota Aegerita. Usually found growing underneath Poplar trees (Pioppe), after which this mushroom gets it's name. Can be sown onto straw or logs, preferably Poplar, but any broad leafed tree log can be used. 30-40 days after sowing is ready to start producing mushrooms.
£7.50
PRATAIOLO
PRATAIOLO
Cultivated (Button) Mushrooms. Many uses for this versatile funghi. First make the compost with 5kg of Horse manure compost mixed with 20% wet straw (takes about 20 days, or buy the mushroom compost from your garden centre). When you have finished harvesting the mushrooms at the end, you can mix the...
£7.50
TEN BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE TREES Mainland UK ON H..
TEN BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLE TREES Mainland UK ON H..
Ten Certified black summer truffle trees on Hazelnut. Ideal to start your own mini professional truffle orchard. The French call the Black summer truffle 'La Trufe Anglais' and they are completely native to the United Kingdom. They are the only edible truffle found in the summer so whilst not as...
£190.00
THREE WHITE BIANCHETTO TRUFFLE TREES mainland U..
THREE WHITE BIANCHETTO TRUFFLE TREES mainland U..
Depending on the season. Three White bianchetto Truffle Trees on Hazelnut. Bought individually, they would cost £120, so you save £21. UK ONLY Please see 3 images of Bianchetto truffles I found this morning in my garden in Harrow from a bianchetto truffle tree that I planted 6...
£98.99
TRUFFLE TREES X 50 BLACK SUMMER seasonal - main..
TRUFFLE TREES X 50 BLACK SUMMER seasonal - main..
PREORDER ONLY - SEASONAL. If you have a piece of land not doing anything, why not turn it into an investment. Many of our customers are doing just this, and reaping the benefits. Raggi vivai are the largest suppliers of truffle trees in Italy, covering 35% of the market. They have supplied hundreds...
£750.00
WHITE BIANCHETTO TRUFFLE TREE UK ONLY on hazelnut
WHITE BIANCHETTO TRUFFLE TREE UK ONLY on hazelnut
*see 3 attached pics of 2 bianchetto truffles i found in my garden in Harrow from a 6 year old tree* Paolo. Tuber Borchii Vittad - Commonly known as Bianchetto or Marzuolo truffles. One of the easiest truffles to grow and found in small quantities all over Europe. Small harvests possible out...
£39.99