Plant Diversity ›› 2009, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (S16): 37-38.

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Towards Producing Périgord Black Truffles ( Tuber melanosporum) in Southern British Columbia, Canada

Berch S.M. , Gamiet S., Haddow W. , Wyne Q. , Lestock-Kay D.   

  1. Truffle Association of British Columbia , c􊄯o Ministry of Agriculture, Access Centre 5785 Duncan St ., Duncan BC, V9L 5G2 , Canada
  • Online:2009-12-25 Published:2009-12-25
  • Contact: Gamiet S.

Abstract: Cultivating European truffles in southern British Columbia , Canada is being investigated . Research sites are located on 3 private orchards, and 1 site at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) . Sites on the private orchards have been limed and planted using hazelnuts ( Corylus avellana) and English oaks ( Quercus robur) as hosts and Tuber melanosporum and T. aestivum as their fungal partner . These trees have been in the field for 1 - 3 growing season. The site at UBC is currently being limed in preparation for a spring 2009 planting . All sites were acidic and
required large amounts of lime to adjust the soil pH . This project reports on the current status on this project .

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