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Hello, I'm looking for some white, and black truffles, they dont have to be pretty or anything, I'm just using them to make some truffle sea salt so even very small ones are good. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks lobo. I will do some more researh and let y'all know what I find out.
notsure, try a google search for wild truffles, I came up with this black one that shows the necessary marbling needed for both white & black truffles http://trufflezone.com/ but a little searching will bring you more results. There are other factors that you will learn from personal experience and those who make a living hunting truffles are not very likely to share much info. There are numerous wild truffles that may or may not be edible or desired, there is a common deer truffle that never develops marbling like brown, white & black truffles might and marbling of itself does not indicate that the truffle is ripe enough for marketing. Good Luck, moreldoctordotcom.
I'm in northern california, and have come across mushrooms that I belive might be a type of truffle. Some are black\dark colored on the outside. Some are white. They are generally just bigger than a deformed golf ball, and I don't think they are a puffball type mushroom. I also think the deer, and\or. Some other animals are targeting them as a food source. They are generally a half to three inches under the duff/soil. Is there a good link someone may suggest to identify them? Does this sound like it may be a truffle? There are many more this year than I normally see. Any input would be great. Thanks, and happy holidays!
I do believe that you may be correct, yet it could be the verb preguntar which is to ask. I certainly have forgotten more Spanish than is yet in my memory bank. Perhaps they are advertising truffles for sale and thus I wish them the best of what ever they are doing.
Hey lobo I think that was a statement from our spanish friend not a pregunta.....just a slight communication misread I think
Valdenejosa; My old memory now recalls fishing the Lago de Terrivilla above the Rio Tahoe duiring a snow storm so perhaps that area would be too cold for truffles. I was in a rubber raft at the time and had built a dock and wooden path thru the reeds at the left side complete with a bench to sit & fish from. It was a nice lake and did not have pike in it like so many of the reservoirs near Madrid did and there were natural fossil beds along the ridge to the left. I often took my Madrid US Boy Scout troop there when I had a 3-day time off from Torrejon Air Base. I feel that perhaps the lower NE aspect foothills of the Sierra Nevada might be good for truffles with all the natural snow melt coming down from the peaks during summer, much like the Western slope of our Sierra Nevada mountain range here in the Estados Unidos de América.
so was that one of joes mushroom farms that fell over in langly b.c.
Merry Christmas to all and sundry around the world, I just got back from a three week trip and even visited the warmest area of the lower 48 this past week. .................................Valdenejosa; I do not recall having ever visited your area of España, my memory has faded a bit since I lived in Spain back in the mid 70's but perhaps I may be of some help. The Rio Tahoe valley comes to mind as a possible climate for growing truffles, I may be biased because I used to do a bit of trout fishing there. Many areas may be too hot and dry unless irrigated but if trees were inoculated with truffle spore prior to planting then you may find good truffles in those areas. If you have land in one of the warmer moist areas then perchance you could start your own truffle farm as the folks at this site have apparently done http://thetrufflespore.com/
We are putting fire Morels in our turkey stuffing again this year...... tastes wonderful. Hey the best Christmas possible to all pickers, everywhere. Even to those of you that leave your trash in the bush. Santa will get you for that..... A big shout out to Guy and Nick, Shelley, Shirley and Marcel, Duncan in the Burg, Randy....and a whole lot of others......
whats the price in brookings for blacks and hogs?
Dear Sirs And Madams, We are Spanish Company - Valdenejosa - Marbella, Spain. We have agency in Teruel - Spain, were is the best place for natural grow for truffles. If you have interested, Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Best Regards: Manuel Adonay Marbella, Spain +0034689385414 email@example.com
looking to sell dry black morel mushrooms from north indian forests. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org phn no: +919697200304
thanks boletus joe for the info. i am new to matsis and get excited easy i guess. i just love big mushrooms! : - )
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i hope this works. hxxp://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.293289304046862.65780.100000973834054&type=1&l=ab53b0ff1d or you could find my facebook account and look in the album, i think.
Well thanks for the info nosepicker, I don't beleave you found trumpets here on the Sound. I've picked them in Brookings so I do know the habitat! From what your saying about being in Cali now N Oregon, I doubt you were picking the Sound a week ago!
They dont get as big down south Boletus Joe. They dont even look like pines to me! took a while to get use to ground too! yup nothing like the monsters out of the harper and nass
ontherez, Could you post the real link address? Just replace http with hxxp. I can't get your instructions to work?
Sorry to rain on your parade "ontherez" ...Seen lots of matsi that size, and that ugly as well..... obviously you must be new to this game.... In fact saw about 3 just like that today....end of the season flags all blown out and slimy from being frozen in the ground... I think you will find (If you look....) a picture of a 2.8 lb button that is posted here http://matsiman.com/gallery/visitorpix/boletus_joes_280.htm
this is the biggest matsi ive seen. how does it size up to the record? it was found by leon jones in florence, oregon. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.293289304046862.65780.100000973834054&type=1&l=ab53b0ff1d
It took a while for me to catch on, but when the bragging started things cleared up.
Yes! Leave those truffles in the ground unless you have a truffledog along:-) The truffles need about a week or two more in most places in the northern Willamette Valley. If you come to a fork in the road, don't take it. It probably bounced out of my rig. cheers.
Well, Marion, I am not going to take you by the hand and lead you to the the spots. I am not even going to give you hints about where to go except to say that the trumpets were in typical trumpet habitats. Typical habitats? Burn some gas and wear out your boots looking until you notice a pattern, beg a journeyman to explain or apprentice on the circuit for awhile. 23 pounds in two hours. Nice and fresh about 3" to 4.5". I found some smaller ones in California three weeks ago in fairly similar habitats. I have been getting nice ones here in northern Oregon this week. As to the truffles, they are similar to morels in that they grow where they want and when they want. Sometimes it is predictable and sometimes not. Good luck. This info is like anything else, if you did know about it for certain one way or the other, you would have already posted it here. LOL! T-o-u-r-s?
I don't really know, but suspect truffles may grow around the sound!
I've never heard of trumpets around the sound till you posted nosepicker!
Any market for pines on Oregon Coast?
The truffles are ripe in certain areas.
Leave those truffles in the ground unless you have a truffle dog. I have been out twice with a dog, and have not scored any ripe truffles. have not heard of a ripe truffle in wa or ore yet, so let them sit in the ground for a while. I think they are twice as good when they ripen naturally. The season seems to be a little late this year. Black trumpets near puget sound? now I gotta look for some, I have never found them before so I need a little luck and some interweb research.
NosePickin'...your post about black trumpets got my attention! Any chance at all that you could give just a little hint as to what kind of habitat they grow in? The only place I ever saw them was close to salt water, under a big huckleberry bush, in a conifer forest. Is that typical, or are other kinds of forest better? Thanks. As for hedgehogs, I've found them to be smaller than usual for this time of the year, too.
Now buying truffles. Send name, location, quantity you collect weekly, and price you have been getting to email@example.com .
Will pay top dollar for black trumpets and hedgehogs call 650 757 6910
Nice black trumpets around Puget Sound earlier this week. Hedgehogs growing still too small at 1500 ft westside Cascades. Nicer ones at 1000 ft. Truffles.
The last few days I have'nt found enough high grade to make the trip to the buyer worth while. Everything is so dry and almost freeze dried. Still see some little ones, but they probably won't do much. The deer seem to be doing better than me. The butts they are leaving in the ground look to be fresh and moist. Even if it rains soon, I don't think there will be much volume in what grows. I could be wrong. If there is one thing I've learned picking mushrooms, is once you think you have it figured out, they'll throw you for a loop. I'm sure there is productive patches out there. Maybe farther south. Good luck to those few still trying.
mothersown-is this you shirley?
RE: Black Trumpeteer - Willits closed at 15-15-6-2-1 yesterday. There is still good quality and volume to be had by the dedicated picker. The buyer will be open through the week, so stop in and visit awhile and maybe, drop a buck in the donation jar to help the poor guy make the 1200 mile trip home.
You are absolutely right. Thanks for even being in that arm pit of a town. If not for the one buyer, us pickers would be hard pressed to sell what we picked. I guess everyone wants a higher price except maybe the companies. Looks like another flush might be trying to come on. Fresh buttons are starting to pop. Small ones (no pun intended) are pushing up from deep. Getting awfully dry though and no rain in sight. We'll just have to keep are heads down (lol) and keep checking those productive areas. Good luck pickers and keep up the good work buyers.
The experienced pickers in Willits are making good money at 12-12-5. Of the 35 pickers who came to the Willit's buyer Saturday, only 5 or 6 could be described as 'experienced'. They spent the whole day at it, wandered more than 100' feet from the rig, cleaned their mushrooms immediately, tossed the brown gills, placed them in buckets - not plastic bags and transported them in the cab - not the bed of their rig. You are right about the buyer weeding out the good from the bad, but they could use some help from the pickers too. A clean, well cared for mushroom is often upgraded and is certainly appreciated by the person who eventually eats it.
Prices are higher up here in central Oregon, but you can only get a pickable amount every 3 to 5 days. They are very fine quality, though. There are a few quirky areas producing well still, but these are minimal. Instead of heat, you have to deal with frost out there!
If the buyers want volume, the price needs to be right. Especially with the flush winding down and less buttons. As far as market goes; why was someone paying up to 45 bucks a pound earlier this season? I don't know where, but it's not just rumor. And quality wise; I have'nt seen hoppers for three weeks, very few worms, and if the buyer does his job, those buggies don't get bought. Also, I think pickers are out there, but not finding enough to sell at the current price. it could be that a lot of normally productive areas just did'nt come on very well, if at all. i must say that the current price beats 5-5. for that I'm grateful. well i gotta hit the woods. thanks for responding. I appreciate that.
RE: Black Trumpeteer - Prices in Willits are currently at 12-12-5-2-.50 - a big improvement over 7-7-4 just a few days ago. The price will increase gradually as the flush ends - which it appears to be doing. The high grade is quickly disappearing with these hot, sunny days. Prices are somewhat higher up north. Each area is priced according to the quality of the end product. Willit's mushrooms tend to be a bit buggier, shorter and harder to clean. We won't be seeing the high dollar mushroom prices from the ninety's again. Japan's economy as well as it's population has changed. They've opened up new (and cheaper) sources from other countries. Less demand for the American Matsutake when combined with a cheaper ethnic labor pool means lower prices to the picker. At any rate, the mushrooms are there, the price is descent and no one's picking them - so, go get'm before the buy station closes due to a lack of volume.
Prices 11-11-5-2-.50 in willits,ca. Still mushrooms out there. Still only 1 buyer in town. Any matsi coming out of oregon? What are prices like up there? The flush seems to be winding down, but there are still fresh buttons pushing up in some spots. Others have'nt done much of anything yet. The warm days seem to be opening them up fast. Lotsa flags to keep you busy. Usually the first flush is just coming on the first week of december here. This season it started in november and I wonder if the patches that have'nt produced yet are getting ready to like a normal year. Or maybe they just won't flush at all. I think if the price was better there would be more pickers and more weight at the buyers. Say 20-30 bucks for 1's and 2's. As scarce as the buttons are starting to get, it's almost not worth the effort at 11. I think I'm gonna call it a season and be done with it, unless the price gets better. Till next year...good luck!
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