Scientific Name:
Tuber aestivum Vittadini.
Where:
Campania, Molise, Abruzzo, Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Emilia Romagna, Piemonte.
When:
May to August.
Features:
It adapts well to different climates and soils, its aroma intensify when ripe.
Color:
The surface is characterized by the presence of protruding warts that make it extremely rough to the touch. The peridium (inside) is black or reddish-brown. The gleba (inside) is characterized by various shades of color ranging from yellow to an intense hazelnut and is crossed by thin whitish veining.
Aroma:
Delicate aroma with an earthy mushroom scent.
Flavor:
Delicate and aromatic with notes of wild mushroom and hazelnut.
Habitat:
It grows in soils rich in calcium and magnesium in symbiosis with hazel, oak, chestnut, beech, hornbeam, poplar trees.
Extra:
The summer truffle is also known by the popular name of “Scorzone” because of its "rough surface".