Brown Birch Bolete
This common edible Autumn mushroom is not as firm and tasty as the best boletes, but mixed with other mushrooms it’s not bad. Because it’s a very common mushroom it can really help to bulk your basket and it’s a really easy one for beginners.
|Common Names||Brown Birch Bolete|
|Scientific Name||Boletus / Leccinum scabrum|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||25|
|Average Cap width (CM)||15|
Smooth, starting hemispherical and flattening with age. Varying shades of brown. Sticky when wet.
White to grey with a covering of small dark scales or floccules, giving it a dirty appearance. Tapering towards the top.
Taste / Smell
Disappointing. Must be cooked before consumption.
There have been reports from America that some people react badly to Leccinums but these are not confirmed, however it has been suggested that you cook all Leccinums before consumption.