Season: September to January
Tuber Uncinatum is the most widespread edible truffle in Europe. It is molecularly identical to Aestivum, but prefers shady areas, so it differs in taste, odor, and morphology of spores.
The fleshy interior (soil) of the mature Tuber Uncinatum tuber is firm and dark brown, impregnated with many thin white stripes that do not change their color when they come in contact with air.
Its skin (peridium) is darker and smoother than the skin of the Aestivum tuber. It has a pleasant aroma and smell and a fuller taste than summer truffles.