Boletus: From when it rains until the boletus comes out, how long does it take to come out?
With the arrival of autumn , a frantic race begins for mushroom lovers and their harvest is drawing near. A food considered a gastronomic delicacy that offers you a wide variety of nutrients and benefits for health and to maintain a healthy diet.Today we will see the general cycle “from when it rains until you can pick it” of a widely known and highly esteemed variety of mushrooms such as the Boletus , a perfectly edible varietywith a wide capacity to be included in the dishes and that effectively has an outstanding flavor and texture.
Boletus as a prized mushroom
Fungi or mushrooms need precise conditions of humidity , wind, rain, temperature and sun to fully develop, so it is important to be vigilant because the main indicator of their birth and development is established by the beginning of the rainy season . The boletus is widely distributed throughout the Spanish territory and proof of this is its great acceptance and the incredible number of different names with which it is known.
From pumpkin, white fungus , sureny, migueles, ondo zuri, joint, madeirudo for various locations such as Soria, Euskadi, Aragon or Galicia. Demonstrating a broad popular roots in the culture of its consumption thanks to its versatility of use and its outstanding flavor.
How long does it take from when it rains until the boletus comes out?
The Boletus needs certain conditions for its development and obviously the first one is the rainy season , likewise the low temperatures and the absence of wind mark the favorable conditions for its correct development. Reason for which both autumn and spring are perfect seasons for mushrooms because they are born when the sun warms the ground after a correct period of rainfall.
The cycle of its appearance after the rains varies from 10 to 15 days approximately and it is necessary that without a doubt these rains are of a certain abundance. If for some reason they manage to achieve 2 continuous periods of rain, their production will indeed be very abundant . But you have to be careful because torrential rain and low periods of sunshine will make its appearance very weak. In other words, a rainy period without soil drainage is not the ideal condition.
In addition to managing to keep the wind away, since it is considered the main enemy of all mushrooms because it imminently paralyzes their development. In general, if the aforementioned variants are fulfilled, you will have Boletus from 10 to 15 days after the first rains.
Good amounts of rain, zero winds, correct periods of sunshine after rainfall and temperatures never below 7° centigrade guarantee ideal conditions for the 4 varieties of Boletus (edulis, pinophilus, aereus and eaestivalis).
Boletus as a star mushroom in gastronomy
Undoubtedly one of the most widely used mushrooms and rooted in gastronomic culture thanks to its flavor, texture and great versatility of use. With them it is possible to prepare from stews, creams, soups, function as a garnish , with garlic, in salads and even ice cream. Likewise, it is ideal for achieving correct dehydration, so its consumption is not limited to its season and you can perfectly substitute mushrooms in many recipes such as this one for cannelloni stuffed with mushrooms .
They are also perfect to be stored and to be able to use them whenever you want, thanks to the great abundance of their production since it effectively allows you to dry, dehydrate, freeze or preserve them. Its juicy and firm meat, its texture and pleasant smell , its characteristic and outstanding hazelnut flavor are some of its most outstanding gastronomic qualities.