Scientific Name: Ticholoma magnivelare
Also Known As: Pine, Ponderosa
Product Description: One of the most prized mushrooms in Japanese cuisine, the Matsutake is quickly earning it’s popularity in the states as well. The pungent aroma, meaty texture and versatility of cooking techniques are what make the Matsutake so desired. Foods In Season exports over 90% of Matsutake’s foraged to Japan.
Origin: Oregon and Washington Mountainous and Coastal Regions
Farmed or Wild: Wild Industry Activity: Foraged Shelf Life 7 Days (keep refrigerated at 34 degrees F)
Product Availability: Fresh: September-December
Appearance: Varies by age of mushroom; #1 Small/Petite – Closed cap, 2-2 ½ inch length #1 Medium – Closed cap 2 ½ – 5 inch length #1 Large – Closed cap 5 + inch length Open Cap – Larger, more mature, Cap is fully opened
Aroma: Unusually spicy and piney, meaty on the inside Savory and pungent – mostly smell of Pine from the mycelium of the Pine tree.
Minimum Order: 6 pounds