Quercus ilex x Tuber borchii
Broadly-spreading, dense tree. Tolerates heat, drought, exposure, clay soils, shade and salt spray. Evergreen. Hardy.
The Bianchetto or ‘Little White’ truffle is also known as the ‘pine forest truffle’ or the ‘truffle of March’ and is grown for its excellent flavour and aroma. The Bianchetto truffle is very variable. Its diameter can be up to 5 cm or more, it has a smooth skin and a pale-yellow to reddish-brown appearance. The Bianchetto truffle prefers sandy limestone soils, and associates with a variety of host trees, including oaks, hazels, conifers and others. Harvest is typically from winter to spring.
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- Medium, Slow
- Dry / Moist
- Full Shade / Full Sun / Partial Shade
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