Bianchetto or Marzuolo truffle

(Tuber Borchii. Vitt. / Tuber Albidum Pico.)


We have availability of mycorrhized plants with this truffle species

Features

Forma Globular sometimes even flattened, irregular.
Size Ranges from the size of a pea to that of a tennis ball.
Peridium Smooth with variable yellow-pale yellow, pale gray, ochraceous color with red-brown flecks with a slight down that disappears when ripe.
Gleba It is whitish in color when unripe while at maturity purplish-brown with coarse very branched red-brown veins.
Spores Rounded and reticulated small yellow-brown meshes are found within the axils in numbers from 1 to 4.
Scent Strong and garlicky.
Ripening January to April.
Habitat Prefers loose, sandy soils such as those in coastal pine forests where it can also reach considerable size, but also limestone-clay soils in hills. It is also found in soils with a slightly acidic to alkaline reaction (Ph. 6.5 / 8.2), from sea level to 1000 meters above sea level.




Symbiont plants:
  • Leccio (quercus ilex L.)
  • Roverella (quercus pubescens Wild.)
  • Pino domestico (pinus pinea L.)

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