The Estate has 3,500 trees planted over 2 hectares which have been inoculated with tuber aestivum syn. uncinatum. This is known as black summer truffle or burgundy truffle.
A truffle is the fruiting body of an underground fungus or tuber which grows symbiotically with a tree's root systems. Our truffles grow with oak and hazel trees, but will also grow with beech and birch. Truffles are found just below the soil surface and harvested by hand with the assistance of a highly trained and keen-nosed dog.
In the UK, a number of species of truffle can be found in the wild. While not as well known as their continental cousins - the Périgord Black and the Italian White - they are still prized for their culinary value. The most prevalent truffle in the UK is the black summer truffle.