TRUFFLELAND WAS BORN IN 2017
OUT OF PURE PASSION
In order to come back to men’s first noble job: agriculture. It is a large nursery located in Scheggino, Umbria: it produces mycorrhized plants for truffle cultivation with a revolutionary method. New truffle plants that grow among endless natural truffieres that have been there for centuries instead, and need new strength. It’s oaks, hazels and hornbeams, being taken care of by loving and experienced hands. They are then planted outside and, for five years, they silently linger, absorbing all the nourishment, waiting patiently for the earth to ripen them. The result of the anticipation is the truffle, unique and scented food, a miracle of nature. Truffleland exports them in the world, as only the Urbanis can. It puts its own technique, knowledge and emotions in the project. The rest is done by the earth, and the sun adds in what is lacking.
RUFFLELAND IS BASED IN
A village in the Valnerina Valley that counts less than 1000 people and which is blessed by a very unique environment, due to the special beauty of this area where the Nera river flows. The wonderful springs in Valcasana, close to the village itself, are just an example of the breathtaking sights that nature provides in this location. Tourists coming to Scheggino will be delighted by the colours and the flavours of nature, that here offers fine truffles and river trouts.
THE MOST VIRTUOUS WAY
Truffleland is valorisation of biodiversity. Truffleland is a virtuous way to recover abandoned areas, and increase the profitability of uncultivated mountain areas. It creates ecosystem with extremely high biodiversity with a beneficial impact on the environment. In Italy and throughout the world.
TO PRESERVE BIODIVERSITY
Truffleland grew from a great passion for the truffle and from a strong, precise desire to preserve biodiversity and the conservation of the truffle in Umbria. It was created to exploit the product and support the truffle grower. Trufflecolture is at high risk of extinction. The loss of a genetic biodiversity of the truffle would also contribute to a cultural levelling out and a loss of popular traditions, habits and customs. On the contrary, by protecting it we will be able to conserve and valorise a “crop” and “culture” of our territory.
TRUFFLELAND OPERATES IN THE NURSERY SECTOR PRODUCING THE MYCORRHIZED PLANTS TO GROW TRUFFLES FOR THE ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL MARKET, USING AVANT-GARDE METHODS AND STRUCTURES.
By mycorrhized plants, we mean seedlings belonging to ectomycorrhizal woodland species, obtained from certified seed or from micro-propagation/cutting and joined in symbiosis with the main prized truffle species, which can be cultivated and in demand by the market. Production of “sterile” sets, i.e. grown in sterile substrates and in a controlled environment to obtain healthy, sufficiently developed plants for transplanting, with root systems without fungi mycorrhizas, naturally present in the environment, which would compromise not only the production of the plant itself, but also of the entire batch planted in the same surface.