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Monday, October 17, 2011

The biggest King Bolete I've ever seen was found in the Manchester area a few days ago

Irma Brandt was the lucky one who came home with this Boletus edulis, a choice edible mushroom. She brought it over and Rick weighed it. It was a mighty four pounds. When Irma sliced it for drying she found no bugs at all. That's a lot of porcini mushrooms for the months to come!

In the picture Irma is peeking out behind the big 'shroom. She is also holding a more normal-sized Bolete.


Karen said...

That can't be real! What a find!

Jeanne Jackson said...

I could not believe my eyes, Karen. I've never seen one even close to that size. But I got to hold it and feel how firm it was. Pretty amazing!