In November 2014, this passion for truffles enticed us into expanding our reforestation programme with a focus on planting more truffle trees, oak and beech in particular. Experts from Perugia University in Umbria, Italy, participated in the programme to ensure that we have the optimum trees and soil, thereby enhancing our chances of bigger and better harvests.
Our reforestation programme also has another dimension to it, one that you be directly involved: ADOPTING A TREE!
Why not share in our passion from afar? The idea of watching your truffle tree grow and savouring fresh truffles from it is not only romantic but also means that you will be playing your part in supporting sustainable, eco-friendly farming methods, and reducing CO2 emissions.
Celebrate the mysteries of nature with la cerqua
and adopt a truffle tree for yourself or as a luxurious and eco-friendly gift
Your adoption contribution covers pruning and the loving care of both the plant and the earth around it, to foster healthy growth and improve the tree’s truffle yield potential.
So why not come with us in this adventure and share our passion? You are always welcome to visit your tree, and join us on a truffle hunt during the season. It’s not often that a unique opportunity such as this comes along, one in which you not only benefit directly but also contribute to the health of our planet and its honoured traditions. Imagine too the new and interesting conversations you could have around your own dinner table.
Truffle tree adoption FAQs
Under ideal climatic conditions, truffle trees can start producing on average 5-9 years after planting.
Truffles are a risky business and that is why they are considered one of the most expensive food products in the world. Depending on climatic conditions, competition from hunger critters (that are also in search of these fine tubers), and a lot of luck, their productivity varies from one year to the next.
Adopters will receive a foto and map of your selected sapling, an adoption certificate with gps coordinates and as a special gift, Guilietta’s gift box, filled with La Cerqua’s delicious truffle delicacies to tempt and satisfy every foodies palate.
Absolutely! You have the choice either: to have your truffles sent to you*, or at the end of the season, we can sell them for you at market price and mail you the proceeds.
*with added shipping cost
We will replace it in the same spot with the equivalent type and age of tree if possible. If not we will plant another similar tree in a new location.
We have planted two types of indigenous trees for you to select from: Italian oak Quercus Pubescens or beech Ostrya Carpinifolia. Adopters then have the option to chose which sort of truffle your tree has been micronized with (micronization is when the roots of the sapling are impregnated with truffle spores) in this case either Tuber aestivum Vitt. (black summer truffle) or Tuber melanosporum Vitt. (precious winter truffles).