Now, once they start producing, you can make that back in a year’s harvest (from what I’m told.) But that is a big gamble to take when you have to wait 8 years to see if you’ll get a return on your investment.
So if you’d like to make an investment of time, finances, and effort with hopes of a large payout, then you may want to consider growing truffles.
So if you are wanting to make sure that you start off on the right foot, then you may want to consider sending in a soil sample, or you can test your own soil with this kit.
So you have to be sure that you are willing to be patient for a 5-8 year period because they take time. That is another reason why they go for such a premium.
2. A lot of upfront investment
There are obviously pros and cons to any crop that you grow. You need to be aware of them with truffles especially because of the amount of time and money that must be invested in them.
Also, you have to invest in a ton of lime, and you have to get an irrigation system set-up. A lot of people have upwards of $20,000 sunk into truffles.
Now, your biggest risk in the growing process is that weeds and grass will grow near your trees. They will take nutrients that your trees need in order to produce. You can’t just mow between the trees in the earliest stages of growth.
How to Grow Truffles
Finally, around year 5-8, it will be time to harvest your truffles. When you decide to grow truffles, you need to be sure that you live in an area where you have 4 solid seasons. The reason is that truffles need the change in temperature to prosper.
So once you have a secure location planned out, and you know how many trees you’d like to plant – you are ready to move on.
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1 The trees are all certified as being inoculated with the appropriate truffle fungus. They will however, only produce truffles under optimum conditions – if the tree remains healthy, is watered and the soil conditions are right then you may produce truffles.
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