In Spain, the black truffle harvesting season is regulated by law. As it is generally in most countries which can be fortunate enough to possess black truffles growing in the wild. In Spain, the black winter truffle season begins the 15th of November and ends the 15th of March.
Those who hunt truffles in the wild are generally very quite about where their truffle producing trees are located. In days gone past, the actual locations was handed down from father to son as a household secret, no joke. Poachers were a continuing threat, stealing this valuable tuber. Poachers still certainly are a major threat even today.
In mid summer, a truffle hunter will most likely have a stroll past his known black winter truffle producing trees. A black truffle growing near the soils surface is likely to make a bulge in the soils top soil layer. The truffle hunter will most likely mark the spot in certain inconspicuous way, maybe planting several seeds of wheat or barley, placing a stone nearby or leaving a twig.
A black winter truffle producing tree, be it a holm oak or perhaps a downy oak, will have what is called a burn off or brule around it. The most truly effective soil surrounding the trees trunk will have a burnt or bare area. The weeds in this region will have stunted growth or look as though they’ve been burned. Here is the black winter truffle´s defense mechanism killing off your competitors that keeps growing above it. The soil will even have a spongy feel to it once you walk on it, even thou the soil is dry.
The black winter truffle was hunted with a female pig ( sow ) originally. People use now dogs because they are easier to train and will eagerly hunt the black winter truffle as a game ricette al tartufo. A dog has no curiosity about eating the prized truffle, the sow wanted the tasty morsel for herself. There also exists a truffle fly. This fly will lay its eggs on the ripe truffle.The fly will likely then loiter around where it’s laid its eggs. The truffle hunter will walk with a stay, disturbing the area facing him with it. He usually walks with sunlight to his back, like that he is able to begin to see the fly easier. Once spotted the fly, the truffle hunter knows a ripe black truffle can not be to far away.
It is just a really neat experience hunting the black truffle in the wild. But you can avoid all that is if you have your own black truffle farm. Black winter truffle farms are good way to make a living. Be the very first in your neighborhood to own a black truffle farm.
A Black Truffle Farm
I’m a black winter truffle farmer in the North of Spain. My truffle farm is on the outskirts of a town called Barbastro, Huesca, Spain. The truffle farm is still young and not producing any truffles yet. But, the near future prospects are great. A black truffle farm is big business in Spain and other countries of the world.