Let the season begin, black truffles are coming. That was June, now in July 2018 a truffle farmer near Wakkerstroom in Mpumalanga province has found black truffles.
The price for 2018 season truffles is approximately R15 000/kg, so we have one very happy farmer. As an alternative crop truffles are the only crop I have ever seen that will be able to sustain an income from an area as small as 1 hectare, 80kg/ha and R15000/kg = R1 200 000. Obviously 5 hectares will be a sizable income.