Volker Miros, first developed an interest in Cultivating Truffles when he learnt about the Khoi-Khoin culinary tradition of searching and collecting the white Kalahari truffle, known as the "t-nabba”. Over the last 10 years Volker investigated all the available information on the World Wide Web, and has acquired a vast knowledge of world truffle cultivation. Wild truffles were then recently found in South Africa for the first time on the chalk downs of the Southern Cape, assuring our scientists that truffles can be cultivated here. Volker had already set out and assembled a team of experts to launch commercial truffle cultivation in Southern Africa on a large scale.
The Woodford team of mycologists, agriculturists, horticulturists and scientists are in a position to apply the technology to establish Joint Venture truffle orchards, and will support in all aspects of setting up and assisting the grower in managing the orchard. If you have land and are interested in cultivating Black Perigord Truffles, send us your GPS co-ordinates and we will ascertain if your site has enough 'Cold Units'. Once your orchard is setup, our specialists will visit your orchard on a regular basis to monitor the progress of the truffle mycorrhiza.
Woodford Truffles SA (Pty) Limited, offers participation in the form of a Joint Venture Partnership, where-in the Landowner is the grower, and the Woodford Team supply the Truffle- "inoculated" trees, and monitor the mycorrhizal progress on the tree roots, over the period of cultivation. Woodford Truffles SA have an established distribution network for the sale of the Truffle harvests on the local and international markets.
Currently the Black Perigord Truffle fetches over 1000 Euro per kilo, and the possible yield per hectare can reach 90 kg. or more per annum.
If you are considering truffle production as one of your farming enterprises give us a call or e-mail us (email@example.com) with your land's coordinates (or GOOGLE position) so we can establish whether you area can sustain truffle production.