Truffles 2013

Pictured today, these are wonderful white Tuber Magnatum Pico. There are various types of different species that are identified in the laboratory through the recognition of spores or through molecular-biological analysis techniques.

In the world of fungi species there are about 63 that are currently classified as tubers; in Italy there are 25, but only 9 are edible and 5 are the most commonly marketed, and not all are white. They are, Tuber Magnatum Pico, Tuber Melanosporum Vitt., Tuber Aestivum Vitt., Tuber Borchii Vitt. and Tuber Brumale Vitt.