Tuber mesentericum (by some accounts)
Summer Black Truffle, Summer Truffle, Tartufo Estivo
May-August in Northern Hemisphere
More tolerant to cold than T. melanosporum. Tuber aestivum has been shown to be the same specie as T. uncinatum however they differentiate enough in terms of seasonality, appearance, and flavor to keep them separated on Truffle Board. The size and color of summer truffles is similar to that of burgundy truffles, but their gleba (“flesh”) is a paler hazel color.
The flavor of summer truffles is similar to that of burgundy truffles, but their hazelnut aroma is less intense.
Found in the wild throughout Europe particularly in France, Spain, Italie, England.
Farmed in France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, USA, Argentina, England.
- Tuber aestivum (black summer truffle)
- Tubber Borchii (bianchetto)
- Tuber Brumale (Muscato truffle)
- Kalapuya Brunea (Oregon brown truffle)
- Leucangium carthusianum (Oregon black truffle)
- Tuber canaliculatum (Appalachian truffle)
- Tuber gibbosum (Oregon white truffle)
- Tuber lyonii (pecan truffle)
- Tuber macrosporum (smooth black truffle)
- Tuber magnatum (white truffle)
- Tuber melanosporum (Perigord truffle)
- Tuber oregonese (Oregon white truffle)
- Tuber uncinatum (Burgundy truffle)