Truffle crop on decline? NYTimes today
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:41 AM
The economics of truffles must be interesting. They are rare so they are pricey, but if they became cheap how much could the market be? Its a special taste, interesting once in a while but not every day. McD's wouldn't put it in a hamburger. And I can't see truffled Corn Flakes being a big seller.
If truffles were cheap they might even lose their cachet. I suspect that many people (like me) are not fans of truffles and go along with a truffled dish as a change of pace.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:50 AM
now: 50 tons FR
Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:29 PM
"Welcome to Truffles Australis (located in Tasmania), a leading authority in Australasia on cultivating the world-renowned Black Truffle
Somewhere a guy with thick glasses and a lab coat is figuring out how to farm truffles.
(Tuber Melanosporum) in southern hemisphere conditions."
Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:52 PM
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:39 AM
Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:28 AM
The experts at the Lalbenque market, however say that the crop is pretty normal so far. They expect that quantities will improve in the new year; January & March are typically the best months.
We have friends who have a truffle 'ranch' (or maybe we should call it an orchard??). They planted inoculated trees 8 years ago and have been getting a good crop for the past three years. Their truffle hound is a ten year old Labrador named Marcel.
I'm not going to worry about a shortage yet. Wonder what the Mayans had to say about this?
Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:37 AM
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Edited by bigkoiguy, 16 January 2013 - 05:08 PM.