These were alternately planted:
Quercus Robur (regular common deciduous English oak)
Quercus Ilex (a prickly leaf much like a small holly leaf & ever green)
In our early days it was interesting to know which trees produced better than others, by logging production to each tree.
As the truffière has matured (and the owners with it) we find there is no longer much need for this data to be collected.
It is one of the most productive truffières in Australia and certainly growing a high quality product.
Marcus Jessup, the manager of the truffiere is committed to maintaining his reputation for being a consistent supplier of a top quality product throughout our season. This can be as early as June through to as late as early September.
Since 2009, we have been supplying chefs through distributors but during this time we have developed such a reputation that many of them have made the effort to contact us directly so we have decided to become more prominent in our own marketing endeavours.
All our efforts are in producing quality truffles. We are a small privately owned company; we are not in the business of selling trees or an investment scheme or company.
However, we have become very prominent in our "Tamar Valley Truffle Product Range" which is available online or through any upmarket gourmet store in all states except Western Australia.