Who woulda thought we would find truffles near a shag bark hickory tree in a potato bed. But we did.
We are not 100% they are truffles but from looking through the mushroom book we have and checking several places on line plus looking at a lot of images on google they really can't be anything else.
And they smell. A very strong moldy earthy smell like a cabin in the woods stuffed with woolen items that has been shut up for a long time. Not exactly pleasant. But they may well be interesting to eat. But what if they are the one yet to be discovered poisonous truffle. The evil anti-truffle if you will. if that is the case than we would get very sick or even dead from eating the truffles.
Yeah, Mushrooms can be scary if you are not 100% sure what you have.
So we have a mystery. These could be the rare and valuable Oregon White Truffle or not. Need to do some more research.
Here is what they look like