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Saffy season?

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I've been seeing a few good saffy finds on Facebook lately. Anyone here had any luck?

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no luck further south... too damned dry for anything!

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2 hours ago, Ypsilophora said:

no luck further south... too damned dry for anything!

True. When the rains come that will be the time.

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3 hours ago, Cimi said:

True. When the rains come that will be the time.

 :P

 

The first few weeks of autumn always feel the longest!

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Hoo boy I think the rains might be here.

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yep, rains and fog have just turned up here in past few days.

Annoyingly last year i came across a massive stretch along a pine plantation road with thousands of saffrons, I didn't actually know what they were at the time or that they were edible. Unfortunately for the life of me i can't remember where this was.

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I think we still need a bit more rain. Do temps also need to drop first?

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I'm not particularly sure... but just got my first few under our pine windbreak these last few days following some heavy dews and 0 degree nights.... only three, but more coming along!

Hoping to get out soon and get enough for a proper meal... sunday maybe

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23 hours ago, Ypsilophora said:

I'm not particularly sure... but just got my first few under our pine windbreak these last few days following some heavy dews and 0 degree nights.... only three, but more coming along!

Hoping to get out soon and get enough for a proper meal... sunday maybe

That's awesome you don't have to leave your place to find them with lockdown going on. How old are the trees?

 

I visited some local pine plantations (before the big rain), but nothing at all. Wondering if the trees were too young or something. Hopefully they will be popping everywhere after this crazy rain. I have noticed other fungi popping up around home recently, too.

 

 

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On 02/05/2020 at 9:52 PM, Cimi said:

That's awesome you don't have to leave your place to find them with lockdown going on. How old are the trees?

 

I visited some local pine plantations (before the big rain), but nothing at all. Wondering if the trees were too young or something. Hopefully they will be popping everywhere after this crazy rain. I have noticed other fungi popping up around home recently, too.

 

 

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I'm not actually sure how old the pines are... maybe 50 years or so?

 

I have actually never found them here before, they popped up on the SW side of the pine strip along a furrowed firebreak dug in over summer... It could be that the ploughing stressed the mycelium into fruiting, because I've found a bunch of different things that I've never seen around along the ploughed strip including some funky Pseudocolous species.

In some ways, it's nice because we also cleared all the leaf litter collected at the bottom of the pines over summer (just way too close to our house to take any risks), which I'm worried has severely impacted the sub colony there, so finding exciting different things kinda makes up for it... :(

 

 

Sadly we seem to have missed the rains... only about 5-10 ml over the last month, the saffies that popped up we after some heavy dews plus light showers... hoping the rains get to here eventually!

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Well their out where I am now, went looking for some other types and  found none of them but  on way home i decided to turn down a plantation road and found thousands of saffrons, only picked a few cause it was first time picking em and even though was pretty sure there was nothing similar looking i figured id only get a few and make sure.

IDed them, cooked them, ate them. Will def go back for more.

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