- Latin name: Tuber Aestivum
- Other names: Summer Truffles, Scorzone
- Season: From early June through to early August
Typically we ship Black Summer Truffles at around 30-100 grams per piece, although larger examples are used to fill orders of large quantities (orders more than 100 grams). We can ship specimen Black Summer Truffles (individually more than 100 grams) on request subject to availability.
External Appearance of Black Summer Truffles
The exterior of Black Summer Truffles ranges from a light to dark brown colour. The outside always demonstrates clearly defined large wart-like bumps in a polygon form.
Black Summer Truffles should be very hard to the touch with no suggestion of softness.
Internal Appearance of Black Summer Truffles
When sliced in half, Black Summer Truffles should demonstrate a clear white marbling on a pale cream to light brown background.
Aroma and Taste of Black Summer Truffles
Black Summer Truffles have a delicate flavour and aroma, with hints of earthiness, hazelnuts, chocolate, and vanilla. The flavour develops quickly as the season progresses. These truffles are very underrated, by early August when fully mature, they are quite pungent with strong flavour.
Black Summer Truffles have a long shelf life, and can keep well for around 2 weeks after being hunted.
Black Summer Truffles should not be confused with the more pungent and rarer Black Winter Truffle (T. Melanosporum). It is considerably more common (and therefore less expensive), and is often found in preserved truffle products.