Mushroom in Romania. To eat or not to eat

If you’re looking for mushroom in Romania, you need to know that having an important part of its territory covered by forests and grasslands, this country is home to a wide variety of wild mushrooms. Some are edible, some are edible only once 🙂 and considering the fact that the coronavirus keeps us indoors, some can help you take trips … in your living room.

Mushroom in Romania - Chanterelle

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Our favorite mushroom in Romania is the Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius). This can be found almost everywhere, between June and November. It prefers the acidic soils in coniferous forests and usually grows in bunches. Their yellow color and sweet odor makes them very hard to mistake from other mushrooms. However, we recommend to pick mushrooms on your own only if you know them 120%! Some can be quite deadly, like the Death cap (Ammanita phalloides), which is deadly poisonous. 

Oh, and watch out for the bears… 🙂 it’s much safer to see them from inside a bear hide instead of being surprised while gathering chanterelles.

Death cap

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Obviously, if you want a more personalized experience, you can try our foraging tour near Brasov. Together with a passionate guide, you will go in the forests around the city in search of wild mushroom. We have spotted several species of porcini mushroom (Boletus edulis, Boletus regius – rare, Xerocomus badius), pleurotus, peppery milk cap (Lactarius piperatus), several species of Russula.