Truffle Establishment in British Columbia

Truffle Establishment in British Columbia

Project Lead

Shannon Berch, Research Scientist, Government of British Columbia; Adjunct Professor, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia; Adjunct Professor, Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology at Royal Roads University (PI)


BC Truffle Association (Investment Agriculture Fund)


About the Project

Established in 2009 as a partnership with the Truffle Association of BC, the project’s aim is to develop Best Management Practices for the successful cultivation of Pèrigord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) using English oak (Quercus robur) as the host tree to develop. The truffière, measuring 121′ x 64′, will provide information pertinent to the development of Best Management Practices for use in establishing a commercial truffle industry in BC. If the truffle production is successful, truffles would be expected to be harvested by 2019-2020.

External Links and Publications

Read more about the Truffière

The development of affordable and reliable DNA-based analysis protocols and sampling procedures for the detection of commercial truffle species used in truffle cultivation.

In Dogged Pursuit of Truffles.

British Columbia Truffles – Shannon Berch