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Chicken of the woods (laetiporus sulphureus)

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#1 MrChen


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Posted 09 July 2006 - 02:56 AM

Here is a chicken of the woods, laetiporus sulphureus, that grows on a white oak here on the Chen compound. Each one is a little different kinda like we are. This one was real small for many years up until this year. Usually these guys fruit later in the summer. We all had mushroom chicken fingers last night for dinner. Absolutely one of the best edible mushrooms. We didn't weigh this one as it was way up in the tree. Had to do some real climbing to get to it and broke it into a billion bits when I knocked it off the limb it was on. Good thing my people were down there to pick up the pieces.

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#2 max



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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:01 AM

Ya, chicken of the woods is an excellent edible. The tender edges are the best or when they are young and tender throughout. MMM, mmm good!

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#3 srgtm1a


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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:39 AM

Very nice find, great pics.....I agree...excellent edible. Unfortunatlly, most of the ones I find grow close to the base of the tree and are infested with worms/bugs/slugs.

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