First truffle report

garden summer truffle unripe

We regularly get reports of truffles being found in gardens and over the weekend got the first of this “truffle year”. This report was from Caversham in Reading, so in a town and not the country. You might be surprised, but the geology in this area is Chalk. Put the right trees there and you may have truffles growing wild. We are aware of two other truffle finds from other parts of Reading. This one was found under an oak tree in the reporters front garden and had been dug up, we assume via animals, such as a squirrel. It weighed over 60 grams, though was unripe as it is early in the season.  Unripe truffles have limited aroma and flavour, summer truffles are at their best in July and August.