Help with puffballs

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Mt Pokt, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 8 pointer

    Nov 8, 2018
    Campbell County
    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

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    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

    Brutus Hedgeapple 10 pointer

    Jul 30, 2002
    South Central Ky.
    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

    Oct 11, 2005
    That sounds great!
  5. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 8 pointer

    Nov 8, 2018
    Campbell County
    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

    Oct 31, 2011
    High Grove
    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

    Jul 14, 2014
    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

    Shaefercd Fawn

    Dec 25, 2019
    Adair County
    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

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    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.
  10. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    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

    Oct 25, 2013
    Washington County
    Makes hair grow on the roof of your mouth lol
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  12. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    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

    Hoosier Sasquatch 6 pointer

    Sep 11, 2017
    Madison, Indiana
    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

    countryboy3006 6 pointer

    Jan 28, 2015
    Northern KY
    My uncle makes wine out of them. Pretty good stuff.
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  15. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

    Sep 11, 2009
    Evicted from Aintry'
    I was thinking Wine? Out of Mushrooms?????? Then I saw the Persimmons.
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