Massive bolete discovered in Poland

I saw some big boletes over the course of this excellent season, but nothing like the gigantic porcino discovered this week in Poland. Holy moley! The cap is half a yard in diameter, and that’s no exaggeration.

On the video, it looks pretty firm for such a monster, but by the finder’s stated intention to use it in a Christmas soup, I suspect it’s a soggy bug hotel headed for the dehydrator.

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About Christopher May

Chris is a radiologist in private practice in Scottsdale. He is married to Barbara May, with two grown children, Megan and Nick.
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One Response to Massive bolete discovered in Poland

  1. Bill Warner says:

    I have seen Boletus edulus of that size (only with a 6″ wide stipe and thicker pileus) in the White Mountains–a child could have used it for a stool!–unfortunately I did not photograph it. And, supposedly a much larger B. barrowsi has been found on a club foray. Perhaps you should start a “biggest Arizona mushrooms” section–it would certainly be interesting! I can add pics of a giant Sparassis my daughter found in early August, as well as a large Sarcodon calvatus from three weeks ago.

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