The Tuber Magnatum Pico is the most prized and expensive truffle for it's unforgettable aroma. It is best not to change the white truffle in any way to keep it's quality.
From the size of a grain of maize to that of an apple, with specimens that can reach several hectograms, and even exceed 1kg.
Very variable, rounded, elongated, flattened, with cavities and protrusions according to the compactness of the components and of the soil.
Smooth surface, ocher or olive yellow. Sometimes it’s also greenish gray.
White with yellowish brown or brownish tones; the various shades of color are in relation to the degree of ripeness, the type of soil and the forest species with which it is united in symbiosis. In some specimens grown in symbiosis with the linden they are noticed within maculature whitish, thin and numerous, which anastomose with each other giving the glebe some marbling.
Particularly strong and pleasant to maturity: unmistakable and characteristic even if not easily definable.
Very tasty and unique.
From late August-September to December-January, depending on the weather.
Marl and clay or marl and limestone, lives in depth variable, beginning the season on the surface after up to 30 cm deep.
It prefers cool areas along the waterways, in the woods or in the vicinity of plants, in the valley or hills.
It grows near or under willow, poplar, oak, linden.
In Italy it is located in Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Molise and Campania. In Slovenia it's located in the Istrian region.