2017 Truffle season ran from last week of June, to mid September


20th September saw our final online truffles shipped, with a good few hundred grams left for personal use over next few weeks (likewise any final discoveries in shaded areas)

  • The exact end of season is dependent upon the weather,
    (warm soil destroys ripening truffles like the start of last August),
    but current signs indicate at least a week, and possibly two or three. So Mid September is certain, later remains to be seen.

In the 2017 season, our truffle was available through;

  • our Online shop, with delivery via express post
    or courier (metropolitan only)
    • final online shipment was 20th September
  • Farm Gate -Sales & Order Collection
    • {no orchard walks}
    • Now closed for season from 17th September 2017

Contact Us to arrange supply.


2017 Season Notes, possibly slow update, time is short.

  • Early September, some truffles with a few weeks till ripe remain, but survival depends on continued cold weather.
  • Late August, good truffle continuing..
    there was some substantial damage/loss from the warm spell early/mid August, but all orders/sales were easily filled & production now recovered -25/8
  • Great truffle continuing through August, & early September looks likely. Excess truffle supply going to manufacturing (above wholesaler's price offerings), and being ground for spore & other truffle improving experiments.
  • 16th to 19th, locate & harvest. Great truffles! but a lousy market
  • 10th to 12th, Severe frost damage showing on a few, but it also triggered ripening on many. with great aromas developing over 2-3weeks. We can detect ripening and estimate quality from 4 weeks.
  • A decent harvest 4th-6th July, properly ripe and start of higher volume production. initial 6-10kg. Unfortunately market trashed by price dumping. Exports mostly cancelled, only a portion shipped. This batch to be ground up or frozen.
  • Lani's on the job over the next few days for a survey. -1/6/2017
  • She's marked a couple that are nearly edible, dark, low aroma and a hint of flavour -2/6/2017
  • We hunted one third of trees today, with a couple of truffles taken for further evaluation (possibly worth eating, definitely not good enough to sell). Light aromas and colours are widely present, Our Truffle Season looks to commence properly within the next two weeks. Further surveys over weekend and early next week will give a better indication of release date. 15th June 2017]


Season progression, an approximation:

May-June truffles begin ripening;
... early June a few truffles possibly worth eating, mashed potato, egg are appropriate dishes, but shouldn't be sold
.... June -early truffles good enough to sell with qualification on appropriate dishes
If you want great truffle, wait till it's peak season. If you can't wait, acknowledge it's not going to be 100%, wherever you may buy it from.
WINTER SOLSTICE ~21st June
.... late June/July start of properly ripe truffle displaying all the proper qualities of flavour and aroma
.... July/August Peak Season
... August/(September) tail end of season, reducing harvest volume and concerns about warm weather ending season early.


Archived notes from the 2016 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2015 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2014 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2013 truffle season.

Archived notes from the 2012 truffle season.