Also known as
Girolle, Golden Chanterelle, Yellow Chanterelle, Egg Mushroom, 'Queen Of The Forest'
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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
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
The flesh is meaty and has a flowery, yet slightly peppery taste.