Collection location: Box Hill South Recreation Park, Abingdon, Maryland, USA [Click for map]
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at the NEMF foray a few years ago in which the highlight was a story about eating red-pored boletes that were prepared by an acquaintance of his. I got the impression the mushrooms had been prepared according to special requirements; par-boiling may have been mentioned. But, lately I have been told that red-pores are good just tossed into the frying pan. After many years of seeing the words “poisonous” or “toxic” accompanying various field guide descriptions, I’m pretty much conditioned to avoid eating any of these. Certainly, caution is in order.
As you know, the reputation of some red-poreds is changing favorably. Subvelutipes is apparently edible and delicious. The “boil first, then okay” (a real quote from a Russian pot-hunter hauling away a large basket of red-mouths from the Poconos region) approach should work just fine. Give it a try! :-)
This was quite abundant today and seemed to prefer areas with pine. I did grab a sample to scope and possibly sequence but I don’t plan on eating these, the bluing reds have quite the reputation. :)
I think you got this one right. It grows like weed in VA — see Dario Z’s posts. I am yet to find it in NJ.