Very hard to find without a female pig or trained dog.
|Common Names||Black truffle, British Summer truffle|
|Scientific Name||Tuber aestivum|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||0|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
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.