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What kind of Truffles are these?

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Hi,

My father has found a way of finding truffles without the need of a dog, he has shown me the technique as well.

The result was finding a lot of truffles, as you see in the pictures attached.

Our problem is that we dont know what exact kind of truffles these are, they look brownish/white-ish but i cant be sure what kind of truffles they are.

Can anyone help me out by taking a look at the pictures above?
Also knowing how much their market price is would be nice too.
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Violet_Cactus says...
Hi Truffles,

I am not a truffle expert but I'd say you have a fortune's worth of truffles there.
They are one of the world's most expensive foods! I have heard that by weight, they are worth more than gold.
The main species are 'Black'(Tuber melanosporum) and 'White' (Tuber magnatum), but there are hundreds of others.
At a guess, I would say that yours are the Black.
If you can find out where the spores originated, that would help with identification.
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Wayne says...
Perhaps post this in a cooking forum as well
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Speedy says...
Nice find.
did you follow the little flies?
They're not T.melanosporum, T.aestivum, T.brumale or T.uncinatum.

I doubt that they're T.magnatum, it's the not the season for them.
They could very well be T.borchii - it is the season for them now.

cut one in half and take a close up picture and post that for better chance of identification.

also,
what species of trees did you find them under.
What kind of soil?
What do they smell like?
have you eaten those type of truffles before?

the more information you can give, the better.

You could also click on the link below and ask there.
it's all Italian language and based in Italy.
Chances are that the same species also occur there as well, so someone there should be able to help, but it may take a bit of time to register before you can post on that forum.

http://www.naturamediterraneo.com/forum/default.asp?CAT_ID=4#4


Please let us know if you do find out what species they are.
I'd be very interested.
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Violet_Cactus says...
Just by the way, I bought a 'Truffle Tree' in Melbourne, a few weeks ago. It's an English Oak, whose roots are inoculated with spores of the French Perigord black truffle.
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speedy says...
Hi Violet_Cactus,
did you get soil prep.and planting instructions for it?
They need a soil with lots of calcium.
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andrew says...
were did you find these truffles? dont worry dont know were you live its just that it would be intresting to see were else they grow
regards andrew
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andrew says...
were did you find these truffles? dont worry dont know were you live its just that it would be intresting to see were else they grow
regards andrew
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Antonio says...
They are desert truffles: Terfezia claveryi. Look at http://www.trufamania.com/desert-truffles.htm
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Speedy says...
Thanks for the link Antonio,
I've been looking for info on Terfezia and Tirmania spp.
Cheers.
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andrew says...
are these truffles worth anything?
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Jakeyg says...
In truffle season I manage to get my truffles from https://www.thetrufflequeen.com as she is able to source from a multitude of growers and manages to secure the best truffle because of her good relationships with the growers. I often feel that you really need to go to a truffle dinner from one of the top chefs to really appreciate how much truffle really lifts and enhances the flavour of a dish, taking it from good, to outstanding. I can definitely recommend Philipe Mouchel at his restaurant in Melbourne https://www.philipperestaurant.com.au/
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