Occasional but can be found in great numbers towards the end of the season when lucky enough to find them.
|Common Names||Trumpet Chanterelle (EN), Winter Chanterelle (US), Yellow Foot (US), Siantrel Cornffurf (CY), Pieprznik Trąbkowy (PL), Tölcséres Rókagomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Craterellus tubaeformis|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||8|
|Average Cap width (CM)||5|
Convex with a depression in the centre when young becoming funnel-shaped with irregular edges. A hole in the centre can run right through to the hollow stem. Dark yellow/brown to orange/yellow.
Pale yellow/brown. Not crowded, irregularly branching and running down the stem, these are not true gills but folds.
Yellow, cylindrical to irregular and hollow. Can have a vertical depression making the stem look like a pair of yellow legs.
Mixed woodland and coniferous forest on moss or rotting wood. Found more in mossy Beech woods.
Other Chanterelles but these are edible.
The Jelly Baby (Leotia lubrica), pictured, looks similar but does not have gills and has a bulbous cap rather than a slight funnel shape. This mushroom is considered poisonous or inedible in some guides, edible in others, best avoided.
Taste / Smell
Excellent, stronger but less sweet than Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius).
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Brilliant info on this website, now I know what they are and they are edible, time to find some recipes 🍄🍴
Haven’t found any so far this year but fortunately they are available at my local Tesco for £2 a packet!
What Tesco is that? Would love to buy some!
Unexpectedly we found a lot in North London, we only picked the big one and probably 1/4 of what we found but still have around 2 kg of them in my fridge now 😁😁
I have to ask – what on earth are you going to do with 2 Kg of them?
Now reclassified as Craterellus tubaeformis!
(Annoying isn’t it?)
These are super abundant in ANDORRA, where we live. But almost nobody picks them, because they prefer the summer chanterelle, or girolles / rosignols – i.e. the lovely orange ones. Andorra is the mushroom capital of Europe ;-). See you there!
A nice looking wee mushroom tasty too found enough for a side dish a couple of days ago in Glasgow area .
I have been continuously collecting various winter chanterelles in the south east since nov 2nd with my most recent pick on the 23rd Dec.. as long as the milder weather continues I believe the cantherellus will too 👌🙏👍
Quite an exceptional year 👌