The Summer Truffle (Tuber Aestivum Vittadini) often reaches remarkable physical proportions, and is quite similar to the winter black truffle.
The surface is characterized by brown pyramidal verrucae, making it the most well known tuber among the truffle family. This species is the most commonly foraged and harvested Truffle, it’s tantalizing scent has been known and appreciated through cuisine since as early as 20 AD. To this day, it’s velvet interior texture is appreciated across the world in professional kitchens and at home.
It has a strong, aromatic odor, but is distinguishable from the black truffle when cut open, because the Gleba does not turn dark but has a dark yellow hue.
It grows in both sandy and clay soils, in broad-leaved forests, as well as pine forests.
The harvest is from May to September.