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Springtime Shrooms in Soria

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« on: May 07, 2008, 19:57 PM »
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Well its been a great week for collecting mushrooms in the Razon Valley.  We have had several over night downpours this week mixed with the warmer weather to produce a fair amount in the campo.  We just got back from collecting and were caught in a thunderstorm and massive downpour, it was well worth it as we collected:

Fairy Rings (Marasmius oreades)
St Georges (Calacybe gambosa)
Shaggy Ink Caps (Caprinus Comatus) - only the ones with no blackening of gills

Louise is making a wild mushroom risotto with the harvest..
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 17:08 PM »
Greetings Louise and Alfredo and All,
Have just been told that the warm wind from Africa which will be sweeping the Ib. Pen. this week, following on from all the rain that's been pouring down lately, should bring bumper crops (?) of mushrooms by midweek. I won't be able to get out of the city villa of Madrid till the weekend, by which time there won't be much left :banghead: but hopefully others are in a position to take advantage of the coyuntura (En. anyone?).

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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 22:12 PM »
For Technopat

.... coyuntura (En. anyone?).

...  IDEAL WEATHER CONDITIONS (?) ... no?...
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 09:34 AM »
Thanks for the info TP.  We had put the picking on hold for a while, a bit mushroomed out.  However, with the news of coyuntura I think we will take a look for some setas de Cardo (pleurotus eryngil - king oyster), which usually come out in Autumn, but also come out in small quantities in spring, with the right conditions.

Will let you know how we go!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 10:07 AM »
There's an explosion of 'shrooms in Catalunya too, including species like seps (Boletus edulis), normally only seen in autumn.  The experts say that conditions are so good that the fungi underground will probably have enough reserves stored away for another explosion in autumn.

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008, 18:19 PM »
Yes we have found some Boletus too.  Very small quantaties but never the less delicious.
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