They’re back and they’re bigger than ever

The puffballs are back.  Calvatia gigantea.  They always appear in the small field between the house and the front pond.

Puffball

This one has got even bigger since I took this photo – and somewhat dirtier-looking; I suspect that it is no longer edible.  Past its best at any rate.

Here is one from a couple of years ago.  It’s at the edible stage – no hint of spore formation.

Puffball slices

Puffball slices

Cooking puffball

Cooking puffball

It tastes of mushroom, basically, and one slice is enough in my opinion.  I don’t know how you’d eat a whole one.

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1 Response to They’re back and they’re bigger than ever

  1. Nick Chaloner says:

    Meant to be good if they are fried after having been dipped in a batter mix along with a mars bar….

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