Very hard to find without a female pig or trained dog.
|Common Names||Summer Truffle (EN), Black Truffle, Cloren Foch (CY), Trufla Letnia (PL), Nyári Szarvasgomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Tuber aestivum|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||0|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Globular, uneven and covered in warts, looking like tree bark. Blackish brown in colour.
Off-white becoming marbled with tan/grey/brown.
No other mushroom looks similar or grows under the ground.
Blackish brown to brown. Ovoid.
Taste / Smell
Excellent, nutty but not as intense as the Perigoird truffle, Tuber melanosporum.
Difficult to say as they grow underground hidden from sight.
Great site. Very helpful. There seem to be more edible fungi than poisonous ones.
How deep are truffles?
I’ve only found an inedible Truffle so far and it had just broken the surface. I’m not sure how deep they can be found but I have seen other people collect them and they are not very far below the surface.
What a great site
I live in an orchard and have a few town of cob nut trees. (Oxfordshire)
My dog suddenly appeared this afternoon with what looked very much like a truffle. Probably a bit old because is has a very faint smell and no flavour whatsoever.
Could this really be a truffle?
… a few ROWS of cob nut trees … (sorry)