Burgundy Truffle: Tuber aestivum var. uncinatum

ID&ECOLOGY

The burgundy truffle is a variety of the summer truffle. It occurs in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis with Pinus, Quercus, Tilia, Corylus and other trees. It is characterized by the typical warty black rind, whitish-brownish marbled inside and reticulate spore ornamentation in the microsope. It grows in sandy-loamy to gravelly soils rich which are in lime and not too dry, from lowlands to montane altitudes. Its main fruiting season is autumn and early winter. It is wide-spread in Europe from the south up to south Sweden.

MANAGEMENT

For installing a truffle culture: Soil analysis of the cultivation stand, liming, loosening the ground, clearing, planting of truffle trees; careful monitoring over the coming years

TRADE

commercial value of the burgundy truffle: 300-1000 Euro

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