Summer black truffle

The summer truffle

In Italy Tuber Aestivum Vitt it is commonly called summer truffle or scorzone.Tartufo Tuber Aestivum Vitt

Dimensions
7g – 70/100g and more.

Shape
Irregular round, oval.

Peridium
Black warty surface, with large bulging pyramidal warts, which give it a typical roughness and consistency.

Internal
Generally brown in color, more or less yellowish in the mature truffles, often lighter in color; is crossed by numerous whitish veins, some thin others wider, very branched and variously anastomosed.

Flavour
Delicate and pleasant, soft when young, more intense fully ripe or in an enclosed (glass jar).

Taste
Not very pronounced.

Maturation
From may to august/september.

Soil
Calcium, generally grows in or near the surface.

Environment
It prefers southern exposure.

Plants
It grows near or under oaks, pine, ash, hazel, beech.

Growth zone
Wide distribution area in Italy: Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia, Tuscany, Romagna, Umbria, Marche.