The Whitish Truffle (scientific name, Tuber Borchii Vittadini) is traditionally much sought-after in the Italian regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche.
At first glance it can be confused with the Tuber Magnatum, because during the early stages of development it shares similar characteristics (irregular shape, smooth surface and a dirty white color), but becomes dark upon reaching maturation.
The gleba while initially light becomes dark as it ripens.
Its odor is the primary characteristic that distinguishes it from the White Truffle: while at first delicate and pleasant, it then becomes garlicky and overwhelming.
It grows in hard soils, often in broad-leafed and coniferous forest.
The harvest is from January to March
$ 2500 / kg