pine mushroom

Pine Mushroom

  • Kingdom ……..Fungi
  • Phylum…………Basidiomycota
  • Class ……………Agaricomycetes
  • Family ……….Tricholomataceae
  • Genus……………Tricholoma
  • Species ………..Tricholoma matsutake

Matsutake popularly known as pine mushroom, plectrum mushroom, thirsty mushroom., we refer to this mushroom as a pine mushroom. They are usually grown under pine trees, in some areas they can also be seen under cedar trees. The pine mushrooms that grow on the bottom of red pine trees are very rare and their prices can be quite expensive. The second most expensive mushroom type (truffle mushroom is the most expensive). The harvest of pine mushrooms starts at the end of September and ends in mid-November. The smell of this mushroom resembles spicy, fruity, sweet cinnamon. The flavour is extraordinarily beautiful. The appearance of pine mushrooms is not so attractive, however, it is the most delicious mushroom type you can eat on earth.

Matsutake (Tricholoma matsutake), is one of the most important items of Japanese cuisine. They grow beneath pine trees all over the world. Pine mushrooms, especially grown under red pine trees, have a special place in Japanese history. The red pine mushrooms were allowed to be eaten by only imperial members until the 17th century in Japan, due to their wonderful taste and rarity. Pine mushroom is known as the symbol of long life. From a medical point of view, they are very beneficial to human health. They are solutions to all kinds of diseases. We recommend that you consume pine mushrooms that you find in the wild in 3 days. Instead of freezing the whole pine mushroom, you can keep it longer if you slice it.

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This page is for brief information about the Pine Mushroom (Tricholoma matsutake). It does not provide information on how to grow it. You can see Pine Mushroom page in Turkish language on Çam Mantarı page and in Russian language on мацутакэ page. You can also see the list of Pine Mushroom growers on our mushroom growers page. You can also find more photos of the Pine Mushroom (Tricholoma matsutake) on our Facebook , Pinterest and Instagram pages. If there is any suggestion, change or opinion regarding the translation of this page, please contact us. Thank you for your understanding.