After being forced to delay our last northern hunt by border controls in and out of Auckland, we finally managed to travel north again for one last hunt.

We didn’t expect to find any good truffle but hoped to at least find some rotten remains! But we were surprised to find lots of good Borchii truffle under a few newly producing trees. Peri was a star and kept unearthing truffle after truffle. One tree produced about eight or nine truffles.

This was a great end to our 2020 truffle hunting season.

Thank you to all our growers who welcomed us to their properties. It was super to meet old friends and growers who we haven’t seen for many years and to meet new growers.

For us, the dogs will keep training and will find some new scents to keep them alert and busy.

For the growers, they will be busy pruning and maintaining their trees and hoping for a good 2021 season.