Saybian Morgan wrote:my group membership isn't approved yet but could you tell me where is the regional dominance of this group? I'd drive down to washington to find perrenials I can get, but oregon will need a rental car.
M.K. Dorje wrote:The mushrooms in the photo look a lot like the white chanterelle (Cantharellus subalbidus)- a close relative to the Pacific golden chanterelle that is a dull white color. White chanterelles are mycorrhizal with madrone, manzanita, Douglas-fir, tanoak, chinquapin, evergreen huckleberry and maybe oak. If you have older trees of any of these species nearby, the mushrooms might be growing on the root system of one of these trees. But normally, white chanterelles don't grow in disturbed or cultivated soils. They actually prefer older stands of Douglas-fir mixed with all the hardwoods I mentioned earlier, especially under madrone and manzanita.Here's the link: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/cantharellus_subalbidus.html
If you could harvest one of the bigger specimens and take another close-up photo of the gills, it might be possible to be 100% sure. Also, be sure to bruise the specimen and see if it stains a yellow-orange to orange-brown color, one of the key characters of the white chanterelle. (It would be so cool if you had white chanterelles AND morels growing in the same bed!!) Below is another link with good photos and a description.
Jay Grace wrote:Kay bee. If you are still around I'm curious as to how your massive planting turned out.
And how many acres did this planting consume?
Crt Jakhel wrote:Hi,
I'm just waaay late to this thread. But if it still counts: you don't need to have raspberries bear only in the August-October period. The autumn or "everbearing" rasps have two periods of bearing, the first one in june-early July on 2-year canes and the second one in the later period, with a couple of weeks' time off in between. (This is based on my experience in a location that has last and first frost dates very similar to yours, but harsher winters.)
The difference is in the management of raspberries - if you cut them all down during winter you will of course only have the late crop. But if you do it selectively, removing only the canes that have had their second year's worth and are now drying out, you can keep picking from June to mid October with just that couple of months' hiatus in July.
Best of luck in your undertaking.