Fine white truffle

(Tuber magnatum pico.)

Features

Shape Round, irregular, more or less globular, elongated or flattened
Size Very variable from a few grams, to in exceptional cases over 500 grams
Peridium Smooth and clear, pale ochre to yellowish color, sometimes with greenish hues and brownish spots
Gleba Brown to light hazelnut in color, with numerous light and very fine veins
Spores Honeycombed, rounded, ovoid, broadly reticulate and clustered 1 to 4 in the axils
Scent It is the most prized truffle because of its rarity and very pleasant intense aroma
Ripening September to late December
Habitat Prefers moist, cool soils of valley floors, along watercourses, in forests and at its edges and escarpments
Range of distribution In the wild in Italy it is mainly included in three different areas; hills of Piedmont, in the Po Valley area and the Central Apennines as to date despite being the most prized truffle it is not yet able to be cultivated




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