Truffle Hunts 2021

We are in the process of planning the resumption of our popular hunts again this year, 2021, subject to Covid 19 restrictions. Bookings will soon be possible on the website.

Truffle Hunts for 2020

We regret to advise all our clients that we not be conducting truffle hunts for the rest of the 2020 Season. Some of our fellow Festival truffle growers are conducting hunts and their details can be found on the Festival Website.

Truffle will still be on sale at the farm by appointment and online via the Bluefrog website.

We thank you for your support in the past and certainly hope to see you again at Bluefrog in 2020.

2020 Season

The last two years have been a difficult for us all with the 2019 drought, then the 2020  bushfires, the smoke, then the welcome rain and finally the unwelcome Covid-19. Very difficult for primary producers both in production and now in markets, both domestic and international.

Despite the difficult start to the season, this truffle year has had the best winter lead in weather in 3 or 4 years with the consistently cooling weather and adequate rainfall from February.  The quality and yields this year are expected to be quite good. 

We will be part of the Festival again and with the restriction will be doing what we can in a virtual approach with more online content including chefs and recipes. Refer to the Festival website, www.trufflefestival.com.au

It is our intention at Bluefrog to start our truffles hunts in late June but again within limits set by the Covid-19 restrictions for NSW.  We are continually monitoring the NSW Covid-19 website for advice and will inform you via website and facebook.

Truffle will be on sale at the farm by appointment and online via the website.

We certainly hope to see you again at Bluefrog in 2020.

2019 Season

After a very dry summer and autumn, requiring constant irrigation, the 2019 Truffle Season is nearly upon us. Late autumn has bought cooler weather and if it continues we can expect a good year for truffle.

You’re able to book places in our hunts now on our Truffle Hunts page. Hopefully we’ll see you soon!

What will 2018 hold for us

For the second year in a row we have had very hot and dry summer months requiring diligent monitoring of moisture content and irrigation to ensure a good fruiting season. Growers are hoping for the onset of the usual cold weather in late April to promote the ripening ahead of the commencement of harvest in June.  If we have a particularly early start to winter, harvest could begin late May but weather to date would not indicate that.  We will keep you posted.

We hope to see you visit and enjoy the opportunities offered by the Truffle Festival, including the Bluefrog Truffle Hunts and the many.  The Truffle Festival is celebrating its tenth year this year  and is arguably the longest truffle festival in the world, beginning about the Winter Solstice and running for the duration of the season, more than two months.

Autumn and groundswell heralds the beginning of the 2017 truffle season

Changing colours of the trees and promising isolated groundswell in the truffiere indicates the lead up to the 2017 truffle season. The very hot and dry summer months required diligent monitoring of moisture content and irrigation to ensure a good fruiting season. Growers are hoping for the onset of the usual cold weather in April to promote the ripening ahead of the commencement of harvest in June.  If we have a particularly early start to winter, harvest could begin late May.  We will keep you posted.

We hope to see you visit and enjoy the opportunities offered by the Truffle Festival, including the Bluefrog Truffle Hunts.

The Rain and Heat

The local weather continues to confound the local truffle growers, pushing back the harvest dates. The increased warmth of the past week has significantly increased the 100 mm below ground temperatures from 5 degrees C to 10 degrees at Blue Frog Farm.  The heavy rain of the past weeks, combined with increased temperatures may also add to the increased chance of rot in the truffle, another truffle farmers nightmare.  Blue Frog will begin searching over the coming weekend with fingers crossed for mature and aromatic truffle.

Warm Autumn delays 2016 season!

The truffle season in the Canberra region is dragging its feet due to the unseasonably warm start to winter. Ground temperatures (we measure that at 100mm depth) were at 15 degrees C at the beginning of May but have dropped over the past weeks and are now down to about 8 degrees. Would be good to see them down to 5. We will start harvesting 12 June.