PA BOLETE REPORT 2020

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    Post up your bolete pics in this thread. Boletes are a large mushroom group and need there own thread for study. Try to figure out what type you have before posting. Not looking for "I went for a hike today and found these what are they".. Happy Hunting!
     
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  2. trahn008

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    My uncle was out on his quad yesterday and brought back a leccinum mushroom. We call them red tops local.. Not in the bolete family anymore, they have them in Boletaceae group. I was kind of surprised by his find, I don't really start finding them until mid July. We target the red tops in and around grey birch tree's. I don't have a picture, but will get out this week to see if I could find some to photo. Happy Hunting!
     
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  3. beagleboy

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    I keyed this one down to a leccinum but it gave me 3 choices. All were edible, the common names were Ghost bolete, aspen bolete, and birch bolete. They were between a big tooth aspen and a grey birch. View attachment 35454 IMG_4326.JPG
     
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  5. Jeffrey1findum

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    I found these today bay boletes i believe? Imleria badia waiting for a spore print. Was mainly hemlock around except for this one dead tree i found them under definitely not a hemlock. Soil was sandy along a creek was fishing. 15921044446887914874583014298213.jpg
     
  6. Jeffrey1findum

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    Well the bay bolete's spore print was brown and it matched the bolete filter. It doesn't seem to have any others that look a like, so i ate a small one tonight. Super tasty. Hopefully it works out with my system and i can eat the rest tomorrow.
     
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  8. Jeffrey1findum

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    Found some bitter boletes near the bay bolete spot. No tasty edibles though. IMG_20200620_193147834.jpg Does anyone know how often the bay boletes can fruit?
     
  9. Jeffrey1findum

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    In this pick yeah 5 then went back next day and found two more bigger ones and also found many that where to far gone to eat.
     
  10. SquirrelKing

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    1116BF52-A062-496F-8CF9-5DCBD5268C53.jpeg CC733301-F88C-4B58-994B-66BC815E3799.jpeg Found this leccinum today. I ate a small piece a few hours ago and have no ill effects yet lol. Good taste , very delicate.
     
  11. redtop

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    I've been picking the red toppers since I was 2 to 3 years old with my grandfather and my father that's over 60+ years. In my area they were I abundance for years and years but now that these stupid warehouse buildings are taking over in the northeast Pa. And the wild land acres are shrinking and being used and sold for that purpose we're lucky if we will have any place to look in the future. These shrooms are the king for the polish mushroom soup I make.
     
  12. shroomsearcher

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    It would be so cool if you could post a recipe. In lieu of fresh boletes (since I do NOT trust my ID's on them), I can get sliced, dried Kings (Boletus edulis) at a local Polish deli. Imported from Poland, actually.
     
  13. SquirrelKing

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    I agree, it would be very cool to see that recipe show up . Lol
     
  14. trahn008

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    Yes MJ, You live in redtop alley (AT ONE TIME LONG AGO). I haven't picked them in good numbers for many years. I do find them here and there around grey birch. The grey birch are the first to come up after coal mining and seem to die off after 10 years. Not as much coal mining (BREAKING FRESH GROUND) around my area as years past. So local... coal is NO LONGER KING and has took the redtop's with it! Happy Hunting!