Notes: collected by Matt Shapiro under Douglas Fir.
this is the Oregon Black Truffle, that some find to be a delicious edible species.
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Has been collected several times from CA, Debbie. Outer warted peridium is unique in the hypogeous world in my experience, in that the sporocarp will “heal” being munched on by critters. Odd to find a hole in a piece of charcoal that has warts on the inside of the hole. Unless you know what caused the hole.
Have grown it several times. But tried growing it at Bishop’s Jones Creek Tree Farm without success. To my knowledge it has never fruited there.
There are important soil considerations when growing L. carthusianum. When mature and fresh, it is my favorite truffle. Elements of dried morels, butter, pineapple and pear can be smelled. If over-mature, can get rank though. Sporocarp needs to be firm to be edible.
I think it’s the best tasting of the western truffles.
…into the roots of Douglas fir in order to grow truffles where ever they are planted.
I think we can expect to see truffles spreading out to anywhere the climate favors.
I don’t think I have ever seen that before.
Apparently not…Matt just wrote me that Arora in MDM claimed that Herb Saylor had also found it at Pt. Reyes, but that was waaaaay before my time.
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