- May 24, 2018
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The autumn is arrived and we start the harvest of the mushrooms. Then I dry them for winter. (In the first photo boletus edulis and drying process in the second)
Probabily one of the last but 3,87 kgNice.
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
My personal record is 5,56 kg and it was a single mushroom. Here in Italy the medium size is 0,3 kg.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.
First wintertime mushrooms pleurotus ostreatusThe 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
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.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
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