Western Australia truffle growers expecting record harvest as production soars to 8.5 tonnes
Western Australia's emerging truffle industry has grown rapidly over the past five years, trebling production to become the second-largest producer of the black truffle behind Europe.
The epicentre of the state's truffle industry lies on the outskirts of the old timber milling town of Manjimup, 300km south of Perth.
The farm gate value of the industry has trebled since 2011 to $8.5 million after dozens of producers jumped on board.
The Truffle and Wine Co was one of the first producers to enter the market in the late 1990s, and is now the nation's largest producer...Read More