Strada del Tartufo e della Castagna - Valle del Turano

The prized white truffle

Tuber magnatum

Exterior appearance: similar to a potato, irregular shape. In some cases, when the soil is brittle, it can be smooth and regular shaped.
Colour:
the flesh varies from brown to hazel, sometimes with reddish-pinkish nuances and whitish veins. It also depends on the plant is it symbiotic with as well as its degree of maturity.
Scent:
intense and very pleasant scent, greater than any other truffle variety.
Maturation period:
from October to December.
Associations with woodland essences: it grows in hilly and mountainous terrain. In the area’s truffle grounds it symbioses with willow and poplar trees.
Size:
it varies in size from that of a nut to a large orange, although in some cases it can even reach the size of a large melon.