Duckett Truffieres is the home of...

Lagotto Romagnolo
of Canada

We are proud members of:
The Canadian
Kennel Club


International Canine Federation


Elite Members of
Royal Canin

The Economics of Growing Truffles

One kilogram of Black Perigord truffles can sell for up to $4500.00...

One hectare planted in truffle trees can produce 30-40 kilograms of truffles per year, with yields up to 60 kg in mature truffieres...


Ongoing drought conditions in France and Italy and increasing devastation of natural wooded areas that have historically produced truffles resulted in only 100 tonnes produced worldwide in 2007. With harvests predicted to decline further the prices are predicted to rise even higher!

Duckett Truffieres: Leading Canadian Trufficulture

Duckett Truffieres' 2007 truffle production marked Canada's first known successful truffle harvest of the secret masterpiece of nature, wild and deep, the elusive Black Perigord Truffle, T. Melanosporum.

Duckett Truffieres have, in controlled semi-sterile conditions, developed a successful process of germinating, inoculating, and raising host truffle trees for Canadian truffle production. The inoculum used is Certified Black Perigord imported under strict controls from France.

The edaphic and climatic truffle growing requirements of T. Melanosporum can be met in many areas of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Vancouver Island, the Pacific Northwest and the Niagara peninsula of Ontario.

A well-prepared and tended truffle plantation should be ready for the first truffle harvest within five to nine years, as is typical for any fruiting orchard. With the inoculum first imported in 2003, the developing maturity of Duckett's truffiere has now yielded steadily increasing harvests of larger and more plentiful truffles for three harvest seasons. Ducketts use and breed Lagotto Romagnolo Truffle dogs to sniff out the unique scent of mature truffles.

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2014 Cavage begins with Family checking the soil ph readings (a requirement for fungal performance), root analysis in lab for T. Melanosporum colonization, refreshing Lagotto truffle hunting skills, paying particular attention to the overall health of the truffiere.

Truffle plantations are becoming a reality in Canada!
Canadian Black Diamonds, mined just below the surface.

Join us in this new and exciting Canadian agricultural frontier. Hardy BC Seedling trees inoculated with Certified Phytosanitized T. Melanosporum black Perigord are ready for shipment now!

Click here to download the Truffle Tree Order Form

Call today 250-586-5133

Perigord Black Truffles raised in Canada at Duckett Truffieres on Vancouver Island
Duckett Truffieres Black Perigord Truffle plantation on Vancouver Island in British Columbia
Italian Working Lagotto Romagno Truffle dog, Duchess, first harvested in Canada in 2009 at Duckett Truffieres in British Columbia
Dexter, our male Lagotto Romagnolo breeding dog and truffle hunter
Ducketts Lagotto Romagnolo of Canada truffle hunters in the cavage

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