The fynbos truffel
We are excited to say we have been spending a considerable amount of time on the prospects of developing our very own Cape fynbos truffle or as we say Fungisacculture. After much research on traditional truffle growing we have been looking into how we can develop our own fynbos species acting as hosts for the mycorrhizal's associated with truffles. With such a diverse fynbos selection that naturally host thousands of symbiotic relationships we believe it offers so much more that traditional European hosts. If with this development we can find a way of growing truffles within the likes of restio and proteas spp and do away with traditional European oak's which take years to develop.......can you imagine the potential. Some of our challenges involve ph balancing and inoculation with strains of truffles that can thrive in higher temperatures, grow faster, and yield more. Why grow hundreds of exotic oaks if there is the potential of developing cultivars in our own floral kingdom with a unique worldwide brand.
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