Tuber Magnatum Pico
precious white autumn truffle
It is considered to be the truffle enjoining the greatest international recognition, as we can assume by its price. It mainly grows at the region of Piedmont – northwest Italy and more specifically in Alba, where it was initially originated.
Nowadays great amounts come from other Italian regions such as Umbria, Tuscany, Molise, etc. Recently this species haw been discovered in Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, frenchitalian boarder and also in Greece.
Despite the efforts of artificial cultivation of this species, it is very difficult to overcome the fact that it takes a really long time to fructify. This the reason why the major quantity is provided by truffle hunting.
Commercial value: Particularly expensive, due to the Ιδιαίτερα high demand, the limited production and the reduced possibility of maintaining the product.
Fructification: September - December
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