logo

mushroom foraging guide Chanterelle

Names

Common: Chanterelle, Girolle

Latin: Cantharellus cibarius

Edibility

Edibility:Excellent

Eating notes: Aromatic with a firm texture. Benefits from long slow cooking with plenty of liquid.

Preserving: Dries easily. Can be frozen.

Season

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
            

Description

Cap: 3-10cm Egg yolk yellow. Lobed with an in-rolled margin. Eventually becoming depressed in the centre with a wavy margin.

Gills: Deeply decurrent, narrow, forking gill ridges. Same colour as cap.

Stem: Short and solid. Same colour as cap.

Spores: Ochraceous

Flesh: Yellow (slightly paler than the cap).

Habitat: On the ground in troops with deciduous or coniferous trees. Prefers damp acid soils.

Frequency: Common