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Weekly Mushroom Availability Report

Mushroom Report as of April 24, 2012

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This was to be a weekly report but it has become more periodic. The truth is until recently, fungi activity has been low BUT that has changed with the onset of warmer weather. Mushrooms are beginning to fruit. The most notable are morel mushrooms and oyster mushrooms.

Yellow Morel Mushroom

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Weekly Mushroom Report as of February 16, 2012

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Weekly Mushroom Report as of February 16, 2012

This is a new, regular feature to this blog. It will be a periodic update of mushrooms available for harvest. Reporting will only cover areas in and around the Mt Hood National Forest and adjacent private lands unless otherwise noted.

No, we will not be giving directions to specific areas.

This report is based upon my own finding and in conversation with other foragers in the trade. It is not meant to be an exhaustive lists but rather to give you an idea what is available. We hope you enjoy this new feature and we welcome your comments and additions.
The bad news for this report is it appears that the Oregon Winter white truffles have completed their seasonal fruiting. What is found is in advanced stage of decay. The good news is while hunting Oregon Spring White Truffles, they are beginning to fruit in abundance in the foothills of the Cascades. What I have seen so far is not quite ripe but in another week or so should be prime. We are hoping for a long season as long as the rains continue.

Black truffles, sad to report, are having a terrible year. It is with great effort that any truffles are being harvested. It appears to be part of the natural cycle of on and off years. The dry weather in late autumn and early winter did not help either.

Two species of edible mushrooms are still being reported thought quality and quantity appears to be diminishing.

Here is a list of mushrooms and truffles. Species are listed with common name first and then botanical name:

1. Oregon Black Truffle –Leucangium carthusianum

Oregon Black Truffle

2. Oregon White Spring Truffle –Tuber gibbosum

Oregon White Truffle

3. Yellow foot—Cantharellus tubaeformis

4. Hedgehog Mushrooms –Hydnum repandum

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Weekly Mushroom Report as of Jan 30, 2012

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Weekly Mushroom Report as of Jan 30, 2012

This is a new feature to the blog. It will be a periodic update of mushrooms available to harvest. Reporting will only cover areas in and around the Mt Hood National Forest and adjacent private lands unless otherwise noted.

No, we will not be giving directions to specific areas.

This report is based upon my own finding and in conversation with other foragers in the trade. It is not meant to be an exhaustive lists but rather to give you an idea what is available. We hope you enjoy this new feature and we welcome your comments and additions.
Here is a list of mushrooms and truffles. Species are listed with common name first and then botanical name:
1. Oregon Brown Truffle –Leucangium brunneum
2. Oregon Black Truffle –Leucangium carthusianum
3. Oregon White Truffle –Tuber oregonense
4. Yellow foot—Cantharellus tubaeformis
5. Hedgehog Mushrooms –Hydnum repandum

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