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Mushroom Foraging Tips – April 2023

Foraged pine rings, Western Cape

The Western Cape foraging season has started off exceptionally well with plenty of early rain. This normally hints at a great foraging year. March gave us a fantastic few weeks of foraging, with Summer Ceps (Boletus reticulatus), Bronze Boletes (Boletus aureus), and Porcini (Boletus edulis) popping up in good numbers all over Cape Town and […]

Mushroom Foraging Tips – March 2023

As March rolls in, the potential for foraging great mushrooms in the Cape increases. Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporeus sulphureus) is still abundant and can be found throughout March. The first frontal system brought in some good rain last week (mid to late February) and with this there is a great possibility of Summer Boletes […]

Mushroom Foraging Tips: October 2022

Spring is in the air and Morel season is coming to an end. As the days and especially the nights get hotter, the likelihood of Spring Kings popping up increases. King Bolete is another name for Porcini (Boletus edulis) and this is the time of year when conditions are often ideal for these delicious mushrooms […]

Mushroom Foraging Tips: July 2022

These mushroom foraging tips apply to the Cape Town area and other parts of the Western Cape such as George and surrounding areas. They do not necessarily apply to the rest of South Africa. Mid-winter foraging in Cape Town and surrounds is normally associated with winter species such as the following (amongst others): Shaggy Ink […]