Our land is ideally suited to truffles – they just love it here.
The best truffles in the world simply don’t exist without the best land. To nurture the best truffles, you have to be interested in soil as it all happens underground.
Pottinger Truffles has a reputation for producing consistent quality premium black truffles that are used by some of the world’s finest restaurants.
The quality, balance and personality of the soil are paramount to the way truffles grow. It’s a year round job in the orchard to ensure we continue to produce highly sought-after truffles of the highest quality.
Our family orchard produces more truffles per square hectare than any other orchard in the world, and nearly 50 per cent are graded as extra or first class – the very best of the very best.
Our family orchard is located on the outskirts of Pemberton, an old timber town in the Shire of Manjimup, set amongst the beautiful southern forests region of Western Australia. In fact, the region produces over 70 per cent of Southern Hemisphere premium truffles.
We are blessed with ancient Karri loam soil, plenty of annual rainfall and a moderate climate – all factors that have contributed to generations of rich farming tradition.
If you’re interested in starting your own truffle orchard, talk to us to find out how we can help.
“When people ask what makes our orchard so successful, I’d like to say it’s all skill; but actually, it’s a fair amount of luck. The best truffles need the best land and by a stroke of luck we’ve got a very special pocket of land.”
David Pottinger Jnr.