Northern Bushcraft

Giant Puffball

  • up to 50cm wide, with felty-smooth white exterior, yellowing in age.
  • flesh must be firm and all-white.
  • flesh must be undifferentiated with no trace of gills, and no outline of mushroom visible in cross section.
  • grows alone or several together on/near wet areas, meadow edges and in woods.
  • appears in late sumer or fall.
  • has a mild pleasant taste with an indistinct odor when young; cook before eating.
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Related topics: Edible Plants of NS - Edible Berries of NS - Edible Mushrooms of NS
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