The Black Summer Truffle (Tuber Aestivum Vitt.) is widely recognized and well-liked for its affordability and availability. Found in abundance across Europe, particularly in Italy and France, it is known as “Scorzone” in Italy and is black with an alligator-like texture. The gleba is lighter in color compared to other black truffles, with a nutty hue and white veins. On average, the summer black truffle is around 10 cm in size, although they are often found smaller, around the size of a golf ball, and weighing between 50 to 200 grams.
Season & Habitat
May to August. They grow without any specific environmental requirements. Summer truffles are usually found in limestone terrains, in Oakwood and in pinewoods.