Fall and Winter mushrooms in Ky?

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  1. FOWLER2671

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    What varieties do you find between now and Spring?
     
  2. barney

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    Hen of the woods, oysters and Puffballs.

    The hen of the woods which is typically a fall mushroom had a huge fruiting last month. This may have hurt the fall fruiting. I expect oysters galore with some soaking rains in October. The puffball season may be past at this point because of the season.
     
  3. JR in KY

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    Barney's being an optimistic feller talking about SOAKING RAINS in October.
     
  4. Drahts

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    Ya beat me to that comment! Though I am thankful that the good lord gave us a 10 min shower this morning. That's better than nothing.
     
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  5. Recurve77

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    Oysters in November-January again if we get some good rains. Lions Mane in late Sept-early November.
     
  6. mudhole crossing

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    Never heard of lions mane.
     
  7. mudhole crossing

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    Ate oysters tho. Not bad at all.
     
  8. Recurve77

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    One of those shrooms that you can’t mistakenly identify as something else. If you like scallops you’ll like this one. Slice them about 1/4-1/2 inch thick and sauté in butter.
     
  9. carnivore

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    I rarely find them but they are good.
     
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  10. Recurve77

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    I have 2 trees behind my house that produced a few last year but they were dried up by the time I found them @ the 1st of November.
     
  11. barney

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    Lions mane seem to grow slowly and need good humidity during the process. They hardly ever get those conditions around here and remain small, or dry up early. I have a reliable oak that produces every year, but rarely ever get a good one.
     
  12. davers

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    Last fall (2018) my back & front yard were full of puff balls. This year I haven't seen one, too dry!
     
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  13. carnivore

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    The few i have found were smaller than my fist to golf all size. Saw a huge one (almost the size of my head) before i knew they were edible and have not saw another anywhere near that size.
     
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  14. barney

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    Yes! I have saw YUGE ones, but not very often.
     
  15. Munson

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    Fresh mess of morels would really hit the spot today:(. Im gonna have to look into preserving some next year. I don't see how they could be any shrooms this fall dry as it's been
     
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