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Old 08-31-2012, 01:35 PM
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Hey, just let you guys know that wishy mushrooms are out...
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That's one I never heard of, and I'm just down the Piedmont from you. Is it just a mountain thing? I go up to Maggie Valley a couple of times a year.
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what the heck is that?
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The Maitake mushroom (it has several "common" names including Hen of the Woods, Ram's Head and Sheep's Head, and here we shall use them interchangeably) is one of the best-known of all edible wild mushrooms, and it's also the one that offers the biggest harvests in many areas, for a single Maitake / Hen of the Woods specimen will often weigh as much as twenty pounds (exceptional specimens over 50 pounds are also found!). Maitake / Sheepshead is quite abundant in parts of the Eastern U.S. where there are abundant large oak trees. I've seen a single oak tree yield as much as 100 pounds of Maitake / Hen of the Woods in one season!
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Im not sure if you can find them in the flat land or not. They are rare this time of year, they mostly come out/grow in cool weather after it rains under oak trees... I dont eat them I hunt them to sell... You can get 15-30 bucks a pound or quart...
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I have found HUGE "hen of the woods" but never heard them called that.

Usually we git them under oak trees round here.
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yep me too, If you find a 20 pound mushroom and can get around $20 a pound for it then you just made $400 for a afternoon in the woods... And heres a tip>>> If you find one come back to that spot and look again cause they mostly grow in the same place year after year...
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Looks good!
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what the heck is that?
Its a super ugly mushroom that tastes like meat. (or thats what they say)
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