Video – Prince Philip, Truffle Pioneer
Prince Philip’s passion for truffles was born in the 1960’s during a trip to Italy and lasted until the end of his life. In his nineties, the Duke became the first person in the UK to successfully grow black winter truffles . This was at Sandringham where he had planted innoculated hazel and oak trees in 2006. The fact that he undertook such a task so late in life is testament to great patience and a love of innovation not withstanding age. His pioneering work in the field hints at the future for truffle orchards in the colder countries of the north. It seems that climate change is already starting to cause a shift in growing regions.