Prized Black Truffle

(Tuber Melanosporum Vitt.)


We have availability of mycorrhized plants with this truffle species

Features

Shape Roundish, more or less globular sometimes irregular.
Size Varies from a hazelnut to a large apple and may sometimes exceed 500/600 grams.
Peridium Verrucose formed by small polygonal warts with depressed black-brownish or black-reddish tops.
Gleba Purple-black, reddish-black, furrowed by dense, well-defined thin whitish veins.
Spores Aculeate, brown ovoid, varying in number from 2 to 6 per asci.
Scent Very delicate and pleasant.
Ripening Mid-November to mid-March.
Habitat Prefers moist, very calcareous, alkaline-responsive soils with Ph between 7.5 and 8.4, with the presence of skeleton (rock,pebbles and gravel) sunny, free of water stagnation, well aerated characterized by stable physical conditions.




Symbiont plants:
  • Leccio (quercus ilex L.)
  • Cerro (quercus cerris L.)
  • Carpino nero (ostrya carpinifolia scop.)
  • Roverella (quercus pubescens Wild.)
  • Nocciolo (corylus avellana L.)

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