Truffle Burgundy (Tuber uncinatum)Systematics:
- Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
- Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
- Class: Pezizomycetes (Pecicomycetes)
- Subclass: Pezizomycetidae (Pecicomycetes)
- Order: Pezizales
- Family: Tuberaceae (Truffle)
- Genus: Tuber (Truffle)
- Species: Tuber uncinatum (Truffle Burgundy)
- Autumn truffle;
- Black French truffle;
- Tuber mesentericum.
Burgundy truffle (Tuber uncinatum) is a mushroom belonging to the Truffle family and the Truffle genus.
The fruiting body of the Burgundy truffle (Tuber uncinatum) is characterized by a rounded shape and outwardly similar to a black summer truffle. In mature mushrooms, the flesh is characterized by a brownish color and the presence of noticeable white veins.
Season and habitat of the fungus
The fruiting period of the Burgundy truffle falls in September-January.
Similar types and differences from them
Burgundy truffle in its appearance and nutritional properties is a bit similar to the summer black truffle, and in taste is similar to the classic black truffle. True, in the described species, the color is similar to the shade of cocoa.
Other information about the mushroom
A distinctive feature of the Burgundy truffle is a specific taste, very similar to chocolate, and an aroma reminiscent of the smell of hazelnuts. In France, this mushroom is considered the second most popular after the black Perigord truffles.