A picture of a Chanterelle Mushroom

Chanterelle Mushroom

Cantharellus cibarius

Also known as

Girolle, Golden Chanterelle, Yellow Chanterelle, Egg Mushroom, 'Queen Of The Forest'

Chanterelles - geograph.org.uk - 920622 by David Baird (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Shade
Advanced care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

4cm

Min

4cm

0

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Chanterelle Mushroom Overview

Cantharellus cibarius is better known by the name Chanterelle Mushroom. It is considered to be one of the worlds most desirable edible mushrooms, coloured light yellow to orange-yellow. It has a fruity aroma that some say is reminiscent of apricots. Its meaty flesh has a slightly peppery taste and it is delicious when used in cream sauces. These mushrooms have not been cultivated commercially with success, therefore they only occur in the wild.

How to harvest Chanterelle Mushroom

Harvest the mushrooms as they appear by pinching them off at the base of the stipe.

How to propagate Chanterelle Mushroom

Seed

Yellow spores are released when the climatic conditions are optimal. The spores spread by means of wind and will form a new mycelium network elsewhere which will produce new mushrooms.

Other uses of Chanterelle Mushroom

Edible

The flesh is meaty and has a flowery, yet slightly peppery taste.