Mushrooms season in Italy

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Nice.

We had a bumper crop of porcini at the start of august, I've picked loads of winter chantarelles to dry and today got some hedgehog mushrooms

Here's just some of the porcini I picked in the second week of august


and todays small haul, includes a bay bolete


small haul from a couple of weeks ago. winter chantarelles, chantarelles, various small boletes
 
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Nice.

We had a bumper crop of porcini at the start of august, I've picked loads of winter chantarelles to dry and today got some hedgehog mushrooms

Here's just some of the porcini I picked in the second week of august


and todays small haul, includes a bay bolete


small haul from a couple of weeks ago. winter chantarelles, chantarelles, various small boletes
Probabily one of the last but 3,87 kg
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Wow. That is huge. Do you usually find mushrooms that big? Or was it a one off?


They get infested with maggots here if they get big usually. We are well into late autumn here in scotland so different species are being harvested


I had a nice snack earlier today from foraged mushrooms from this morning when i went for a walk, some Hydnum repandum, Craterellus tubaeformis and Russula cyanoxantha, fried with garlic and olive oil/butter on toast.

 
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Wow. That is huge. Do you usually find mushrooms that big? Or was it a one off?


They get infested with maggots here if they get big usually. We are well into late autumn here in scotland so different species are being harvested


I had a nice snack earlier today from foraged mushrooms from this morning when i went for a walk, some Hydnum repandum, Craterellus tubaeformis and Russula cyanoxantha, fried with garlic and olive oil/butter on toast.

My personal record is 5,56 kg and it was a single mushroom. Here in Italy the medium size is 0,3 kg.
 

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That must be a world record if it is that big. Looks more like Boletus aereus although I don't really know as i'm such a novice . Still as good to eat through


well done, you deserve a medal for those mushrooms
 
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The group in photo was a group of Boletus aereus also called black porcini. In Italy we call porcini not only Boletus edulis but all the Boletus family. However if we considere only Boletus edulis it is possible to find examples of more than 3 kg if forest are in good conditions and not polluted as they unfortunately are very often
 
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The group in photo was a group of Boletus aereus also called black porcini. In Italy we call porcini not only Boletus edulis but all the Boletus family. However if we considere only Boletus edulis it is possible to find examples of more than 3 kg if forest are in good conditions and not polluted as they unfortunately are very often
First wintertime mushrooms pleurotus ostreatus
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Nice, I've picked a few of them so far too, although they are always against a tree/log so less round. Got some in a venison stew I made today to eat this week

Also found some chantarelles still growing a couple of days ago. They should be done by now, they are usually finished by end of september here but it's been very mild

still picking hedgehog mushrooms too, hydnum repandum



 
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Nice, I've picked a few of them so far too, although they are always against a tree/log so less round. Got some in a venison stew I made today to eat this week

Also found some chantarelles still growing a couple of days ago. They should be done by now, they are usually finished by end of september here but it's been very mild

still picking hedgehog mushrooms too, hydnum repandum



The mushrooms season is finished because it had been snowing the last week in Italy but it is the best period for my favourite mushrooms: tuber magmatum, the Alba white truffles.
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Lean pickings over the last couple of months but lots of elf cups and wood ear mushrooms around at the moment. Not the biggest fan of wood ear though

 

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@Daniele96 and anyone else, mushroom season must have started again for you?

So far in the last week I have picked a bag or so of chanterelles, a bunch of scarlatina boletes, my first cep of the year and a fair number of oyster mushrooms as well as a lot of charcoal burners.
 
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@Daniele96 and anyone else, mushroom season must have started again for you?

So far in the last week I have picked a bag or so of chanterelles, a bunch of scarlatina boletes, my first cep of the year and a fair number of oyster mushrooms as well as a lot of charcoal burners.
I've started the season in the last week of May with boletus pinicola but thid is the first serious exit of 6th of June
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Nice. Morels only tend to grow on imported wood chippings here. Here are a couple of pictures of what I picked. It is a shame bitter beech boletes (Caloboletus calopus) are not edible, I could have had many kilos of them a week or two ago. We had a fair amount of rain on sunday so hopefully I will find a few nice mushrooms to pick this week. I need to visit a pine forest but they are a fair bit north of me, although I know of a good mature pine plantation closer to me



 

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Bolete season in full flow, these were mostly under spruce. My biggest yet too. Filled my dehydrator now will dry fry a lot and make duxelles too to freeze.

How do you guys preserve your mushrooms?
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Awesome

Boletes are a bit thin on the ground here at the moment, but winter chantarelles and hedgehog mushrooms are popping up a lot. Also a lot of milk caps
 

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Got a nice sized one of these the other day, cauliflower fungus (Sparassis crispa)
 

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I will try that, I have made a couple of nice wild mushroom pasta dishes recently, but both using egg/parmesan for the sauce


 
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Porcini sauce ready for winter
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Fistulina hepatica one of my favourite
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I've not eaten them before, we call them Beef steak fungus

I got a fair number of winter chanterelles today, Cantherellus tubaeformis


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Lots of huge Hen of the Woods here. Been finding some hedgehogs and oysters as well. We had a good summer for chanterelles too.
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Friday and Saturday two big harvest.
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The most expensive mushrooms we have here. Alba white truffles
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