Tuber Borchii / Tuber Albidum (Bianchetto)
bianchetto, white spring truffle
A 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 prementioned truffle productive countries, as well as in Greece and Cyprus.
It can be easily cultivated, since it is a spectacularly extensive and adaptable fungus, with rather small requirements concerning the soil composition.
Commercial value: Satisfactory due to the fact that it can be absorbed by the processing industry in addition to the its consumption as fresh. Despite all this t. borchii is a monopolistic species during spring.
Fructification: mid December – April