The Black Fall Truffle, also known as the Tartufo Uncinato or Burgundy Truffle, is often considered a variation of the Summer Truffle. Distinguishing characteristics include its appearance, aroma, and later ripening period. The exterior of the truffle is dark brown to black, with small warts, and the flesh ranges in color from hazel to brown with light whitish veins. Its scientific name “uncinatum” refers to its hooked shape as observed under a microscope.
Season & Habitat
Autumn – between October and mid-March. It tends to grow beneath deciduous trees in terrain rich in humus, favoring trees such as the hornbeam and downy oak.