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The first cultivated truffle in Scandinavia produced on Gotland
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolution, Genomics and Systematics, Systematic Botany.
Uppsala University, Museums etc., Museum of Evolution. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolution, Genomics and Systematics, Systematic Botany.
2007 (Swedish)In: Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-646X, Vol. 101, no 5, 289-291 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

On the 29th of November 2005 the Swedish-trained truffle dog Biscuit found the first cultivated truffle in Scandinavia on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The truffle orchard at Mulde, Fröjel parish, is one of ten orchards established on Gotland in 1999 by the Swedish truffle research project in cooperation between Gotland University and Uppsala University. Each orchard harbours 12 oak seedlings (Quercus robur) and 12 hazel seedlings (Corylus avellana) inoculated with the Burgundy truffle Tuber aestivum syn. T. uncinatum by the French truffle nurseries Agri-truffe and Robin pépinères. The truffle was found a few centimetres below the earth surface, 20 centimetres from the trunk of an oak tree. It had mature spores and weighed 15 g. The finding of the first cultivated truffle six years after planting the orchard is comparable with French results and promising for the future establishment of new oak and hazel biotopes for truffle cultivation in Scandinavia.

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2007. Vol. 101, no 5, 289-291 p.
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Tuber aestivum, truffle, truffle orchard, truffle production, Gotland, Quercus robur, Corylus avellana, truffle dog
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Biological Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-15005DiVA: diva2:42776
Available from: 2008-02-01 Created: 2008-02-01 Last updated: 2010-02-23Bibliographically approved

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