Porcini (Boletus edulis) pushing through pine needles in the Western Cape
Well, spring has come and gone and we’re solidly into summer now. The high-pressure cell has settled further south and with it, we’re getting battered by the south easter in Cape Town. Unfortunately not the best weather for foraging mushrooms with reduced humidity, dryness, and heat. November would normally would be the time to look […]
Winter decided to go out with a bit of a bang, throwing a cut-off low-pressure system that dumped an abnormal amount of rain over much of the Western Cape in a short amount of time.
Spring is here and that means it’s Morel season!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The porcini mushroom is meaty, and the taste is intense: rich and woodsy with subtle nutty undertones. Porcini, Cep, Penny Bun are just some of the names given to a group of delicious Boletus mushrooms. Three similar Boletus species occur in the Cape Town area, of which the Porcini (Boletus edulis) is known as the […]