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Mushroom eating time


Barry Arthur with the giant puffball mushroom he found in Spencer Township. Post photo by J. Reed.

Barry Arthur with the giant puffball mushroom he found in Spencer Township. Post photo by J. Reed.

Barry Arthur, of Cedar Springs, stopped by the Post this week to show us a giant puffball mushroom he found out by Lincoln Lake, off 18 Mile Road. “I was just driving around when I saw it,” he said.

Giant puffball mushrooms are whitish balls that feel like Styrofoam. They can be as small as a softball, or as large as a beach ball, with short, root-like fibers connecting it to the ground. Most giant puffballs grow to be from 3 to 27 inches in diameter, although occasionally some can be much larger.

Arthur estimated this one to be about 20 pounds, and 26-28 inches around.

“You slice them like bread, and cook them in butter over low heat until they get rubbery like other mushrooms,” explained Arthur. He also noted that if they were light green on the inside or brown on the outside, they were going bad and not good to eat.

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