The majority of the species from the Tuber gender are edible, varing its culinary value.
They can be distinguished by its shape, geographic development and seasonal maduration.
TUBER MELANOSPORUM VITT
Also called as winter black truffle or Perigord truffle. Is the highest culinary valued truffle from all that are collected in Spain. It has a black colour both inside and outside, it has a pleasant fragance. Its maduration is from November until March. This is the variety that we collect in Trusens.
TUBER AESTIVUM VITT
It is denominated as summer truffle for the season that its collected, from May until August. This truffle has less culinary value than Tuber Melanosporum. Its external colour is black, while its interior discover a white or yellow tonality.
TUBER MAGNATUM PICO
Known as the white truffle from Piamonte. It is principally collected in Italy. Tuber Magnatum has a yellow or white colour. From October until March it is collected.
Popularly known as chinese truffle. It can not be compared to the previous truffles. The commercialization of this specie is not really clear in some occasions, pretending to confuse the consumer by calling it "black truffle", but without being the Tuber Melanosporum. Its external appearance is one of the reason for this confusion.