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FORAGE OF THE MONTH
Red Cracking Bolete
Other Names: Xerocomellus chrysenteron
Seasonality: Aug to Oct
A gorgeous Boletus mushroom, it bruises and stains blue.
Young specimens have a scarlet velvety cap which goes brownish red with age. Cracks form from the edge.
The stem is Reddish streaky from the base fading to Yellow at the cap with yellow pores, which discolour to blue very quickly after picking.
The flesh of the cap is white but bruises to blue immediately after harvesting!
It's considered edible but doesn't carry much flavour.
Likes coniferous and deciduous forests but can pop up by paths and on the edge.
A great bolete to identify, although not for the beginner!
But watch out for Satan's Bolete which can look similar and is TOXIC.
The Spore Print is bluey green.
We are Urban Forage, established on the 6th April 2021 by Christian Amys. Christian is a previous Masterchef:The Professionals Quarter Finalist, Michelin Chef and Master Forager. We are based in The Stanmer Craft Museum in Stanmer Park and run courses, supply bespoke clients and consult on sustainable foraging.