Truffle a big surprise

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Tammy and Jamie Finlay with the 700g black truffle discovered by their dog Malana on Saturday.
Camera IconTammy and Jamie Finlay with the 700g black truffle discovered by their dog Malana on Saturday. Credit: Supplied

Truffle season is well and truly here, with the discovery of a 700g truffle worth up to $1800 in the Walpole region.

Discovered by Tammy and Jamie Finlay on their Frankland River trufferie on Saturday, the truffle was a giant surprise to them.

“Our dog Malana came across it, I couldn’t believe it at first,” Mrs Finlay said.

“Once Malana found it and I started to dig it out, it just kept going and going.”

It is the second season of truffles for the couple, from their eight-year-old trufferie.

Mrs Finlay said she knew the record for a truffle was more than 800g.

Bbut she was not aware if any giant truffles had been harvested so far this season.

Mr and Mrs Finlay have been based in the Walpole region for the past 12 years and Mrs Finlay said the find at the weekend was due to the unique way her husband ran the trufferie.

Mr Finlay said the truffle was up for sale.

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