Where Can I Buy Truffles In South Africa

Where Can I Buy Truffles In South Africa

Truffle is a strong-smelling underground fungus that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned potato, growing chiefly in broadleaved woodland on calcareous soils. It is considered a culinary delicacy and found, especially in France, with the aid of trained dogs or pigs.

Below is Where You Can Buy Truffles In South Africa

Woodford Truffles SA (Pty)Ltd

Address: 5 Bisschop Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 791 3953

How much do truffles cost in South Africa?

Selling for up to R21,000/kg, truffles could be black gold ...

The most valuable are the white winter truffles (Tuber magnatum), also known as Piedmont or Alba truffles, which sell for upwards of R35,000 per kilogram. One notch below is the black winter truffle, or Périgord (Tuber melanosporum), which will set you back up to R21,000 per kilogram.

How much is a kg of black truffles in South Africa?

South African-grown fresh black winter truffles should fetch about 22,000 rand per kilogram, Potgieter said. “We hope to be able to do 50 kilograms (110 pounds) per hectare and we’re expecting to go to 500 hectares (1,236 acres) at least,” Miros, 75, said.

Do truffles need sunlight?

Perfect exposure of a truffle orchard

For Tuber melanosporum, choose a south, south-east, or south-west orientation, as the sunshine must be maximum. On the other hand, for Tuber uncinatum, the exposure is of little importance since the Burgundy truffle needs more shade.