Cultivation of truffles

Truffles - diamonds for gourmets

Since time immemorial, this most precious of all edible mushrooms has exhibited a mystical aura. The mystery of its formation seemed impossible to solve. Just where in the ground these desirable mushrooms developed was always left to chance. And so these unique treasures of nature could be reaped only after laborious searching and with great fortune. Although highly valued by gourmets, truffles remained a well-protected secret of nature.

Truffles - cultivation opens up new perspectives

After intensive research work over about twenty years, it is now possible for the first time ever to produce the most precious of all mushrooms in a systematic way. The agronomist and microbiologist Dr.Khanaqa pursued this aim with commitment and scientific accuracy for many years. He succeeded in developing a new procedure that makes it possible to cultivate truffles on a large scale.

Truffles - infection leads to high yields

Truffles are the fruit bodies of a subterranean mushroom. They develop only in symbiosis with the root system of certain hardwood trees. Under ideal conditions in nature, the roots of these trees are infected by fungal spores and a truffle starts to grow. The procedure developed by Dr.Khanaqa emulates this process with painstaking care. The seedlings of selected trees - especially oaks and hazelnuts - are infected by hand with truffle spores produced and multiplied in vitro. The initial material for these infections are truffles themselves, obtained from the best Italian and French truffleproducing regions and competently imported.

Truffles - the oak's strength guarantees a rich harvest

The purposeful cultivation of truffles is only possible by this infection process. The hand selected oak and hazelnut seedlings originate exclusively from traditional truffle regions and are raised under stringent control in the Dr.Khanaqa Research Institute. At an age of least eight months the truffle infected seedlings are sold for planting on your own field areas. An infection rate of almost one hundred percent is guaranteed by the Institute.

Truffles - high yields in only a few years

First yields of about 35 - 100 grams of truffles per seedling will be obtained only three years after planting. With an average lifetime of about 30 years, the plantation's yield increases year by year under optimal conditions. Besides the small annual costs for maintenance, the only investment you have to make is to purchase the truffle-infected seedlings.

Truffles - research generates great rewards

The cultivated truffles differ neither in taste nor in quality from those growing wild. This has been confirmed by various experts and gourmets. Truffle cultivation according to the method of Dr.Khanaqa is a particularly lucrative cropping