Most truffles grow to be about 30-60 grams in size, which means that just one will set a person back anywhere from $30-75. But Australia has just produced a black truffle that weighs about 2-3/4 pounds and has sold for between $2000 and $2500 (the exact price has not been disclosed). That's right folks, this single mushroom costs more than what most of us make in a month.
Grown by Ted Smith of Yelverton Truffles in Robertson, Australia, this gigantic truffle is the second largest recorded in the history of truffle growing -- the first was found in France. Smith started growing these black mushrooms a few years back as a retirement project -- look like things are going pretty well.
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