Tuber Borchii (Bianchetto) / White Spring Truffle
Bianchetto, White Spring Truffle
Α truffle presenting many similarities with the precious t. magnatum, but it remains without a doubt an inferior species. T. Borchii is a rather common variety and its average size is generally small. It originates in all the pre-mentioned truffle productive countries, as well as in Greece, Cyprus and Albania.
It can be easily cultivated, since it is a spectacularly extensive and adaptable fungus, with rather small requirements concerning the soil composition.
Has an impulse garlicky and nutty aroma.
The flesh of the truffle (gleba) has a characteristic brown -reddish color with fairly wide and few whitish veins while the external part (peridio) is smooth and sensible ochre, yellow to reddish coloured.
Fructification: Mid December - April
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