Don’t tri­fle with a truf­fle!

Amateur Gardening - - Ask The Ag Experts! -

QOur dog sniffed this out in the woods. Is it a truf­fle and, if so, is it ed­i­ble?

Jennifer Spann (via email)

AWithout doubt, the fun­gus that your dog dis­cov­ered is a truf­fle (Tu­ber aes­tivum). Rarely seen, they are usu­ally found in chalky soil be­neath broad-leaved trees.

As you know, truf­fles are a del­i­cacy and have a pleas­antly sweet and nutty flavour and can be eaten raw.

How­ever, I urge you not to eat it as you may be al­ler­gic to it.

Truf­fles can cause al­ler­gies

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