Help with puffballs

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  1. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 8 pointer

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    Found these fellas in a field on the edge of the woods. The other "giant puffballs" were of course, spherical. I have common puffballs too (aka wolf farts).
    These guys are more like the latter than the former in that they do in fact have a solid white inside. Almost cheese consistency.
    Closest I found in size and shape when researching were meadow puffballs, but they're rare in the states as I read.
    So... before I start the butter in the skillet, what say the fungus folks here? Eat em or pitch em?


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    And on a separate note...
    How do you get the persimmons from the top of the tree when they're ripe?
    This is one of several and it is loaded with fruit!!
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  2. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    I never fooled with persimmons till frost myself. As for puffball just skin the outer layer off and only eat the good white flesh. I cut into half inch thick 2 x2 inch wide, roll in milk and flour and fry it crispy brown salt pepper to taste.
     
  3. Brutus Hedgeapple

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    Those puffballs are all good to eat as long as they’re white throughout. I tried something different recently with one. Slice it about 3/4” then olive oil it and bake for 3-4 minutes. Pull it out and put sauce cheese and any other pizza topping you like. If you like shrooms on your pizza, you’ll love this.
     
  4. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    That sounds great!
     
  5. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 8 pointer

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    Great ideas guys! Decisions, decisions...

    And yes... the persimmons have a while to go yet. Just looking forward to them!
     
  6. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 12 pointer

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    i figure; there ready to eat when they hit the ground. i never climbed a tree for persimmons. most of em ya cant climb. burned persimmon wood once, stinks. even without burning, the best i recalect.
     
  7. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    Wait until your persimmons fall off the tree before eating. They should be yellow-orange in color and soft. Eating persimmons that are not ripe is like placing a teaspoon of Alum in your mouth!! As for Puffballs I leave them for the Deer to eat, saw a fawn eat some yesterday in my backyard.
     
  8. Shaefercd

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    Never ate a Persimmon. Do you eat them raw. Can you make jam or pies out of them? As soon as I get the second cutting of hay down and can get out in the woods without getting 10 ticks on me I will be able to see if there are any Persimmons on the peoperty.
     
  9. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    I have eaten them raw since I can recall and always tricked unsuspecting people like you, convincing them to taste them when yet to ripen. Persimmon pudding, but it's not really like a pudding, and you serve it hot with vanilla ice cream topped with a cherry and whip cream. It's really good.

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  10. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

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    This should help you.



    Unlike that man, I would always convince people to take a big bite of a hard green berry, though... much worse thereby more amusing, then.
     
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  11. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Makes hair grow on the roof of your mouth lol
     
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  12. HuntressOfLight

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    Lol... I have always enjoyed the expression and antics of the unsuspecting victims, along with the fact that the result is rather long lasting. I can even recall having been chased and beaned with the remaining part of the berry, lol, being that I was laughing way too hard to effectively dart the onslaught. I had a persimmon tree outside my bedroom window since I can recall, while much bigger ones down at the farm.
     
  13. Hoosier Sasquatch

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    Yes, if they are white inside and free of voids or other imperfections they are good to eat. Most folks slice and fry I think.
     
  14. countryboy3006

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    My uncle makes wine out of them. Pretty good stuff.
     
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  15. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    I was thinking Wine? Out of Mushrooms?????? Then I saw the Persimmons.
     
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