Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms

I was excited to see a new mushroom so we picked them to save in case we found out later they were edible. They are indeed edible, but... make sure you eat them fast.  We kept our overnight in a paper bag and they went to spore but the next morning.
Puffballs in the woods

What are Pear-Shaped Puffball

My wife spotted a few of these for the first time at Linn Run State Park.  I was excited to see a new mushroom so we picked them to save in case we found out later they were edible. They are indeed edible, but… make sure you eat them fast.  We kept our overnight in a paper bag and they went to spore but the next morning.

Once they go to spore, they aren’t palatable. From what I understand they are super bitter.

Lycoperdon Pyriforme

AKA: Gem Studded Puffballs, Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms

Mushroom Growing Naming Convention

As I continue to ramp up my mushroom growing endeavors, I am finding that I need to take better notes on my batches from the creation of the substrate to the inoculation and grow room.  To help with this, I am coming up with a naming convention for my grow outs and thought I would share it with everyone.

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Laetiporus Sulphureus – Chicken of the Woods

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Lapin à la Moutarde is French. I made this and it’s rich and intoxicating and layered in flavor. I enjoyed my time reading about the dish and then actually preparing it. You can use the whole rabbit for this dish, I look forward to preparing it again.

~ Laurie Luther @lutherhomestead.com

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