Nowadays, magic mushrooms are widely used for a range of spiritual and recreational experiences. According to the reports of users, microdosing on shrooms is likely to increase focus and energy, develop creativity, and reduce anxiety. Clinical trials focus on psilocybin in magic mushrooms as a chemical that can fight depression, stress, and even post-traumatic stress disorder. While shrooms can be purchased via online sellers, some experienced hunters prefer to pick shrooms in the wild. In this article, we’ll find out when does shroom season start.
When is the best time to pick magic mushrooms?
A shroom harvesting season typically starts after the summer. The autumn’s cool and humid weather conditions are ideal for psilocybin mushrooms to fruit. The fall season ensures the right amount of sunlight, humidity, and temperature to allow magic mushrooms to grow in the wild. However, not all species of shrooms tend to vegetate at the same time of the year.
When is shroom season for different types of psilocybin mushrooms?
1. Psilocybe cubensis
This species of hallucinogenic mushrooms is considered the most common and well-known. Psilocybe cubensis can be found all year round in the subtropical and tropical regions of the globe, especially in America and Asia. These shrooms also prefer highlands and river valleys in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Psilocybe cubensis grows in soils rich in cow dung, like pastures.
2. Psilocybe semilanceata
Psilocybe semilanceata is commonly found in the Pacific Northwest in the USA and the United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, the Netherlands, and other European countries. A shroom season for this species of hallucinogenic mushrooms remains in the fall, early winter, and occasionally spring months. Psilocybe semilanceata prefer meadows, lawns, and pastures with dung to grow and fruit.
3. Psilocybe Mexicana
Psilocybe Mexicana widely grows in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Mexico between May and October. This type of psilocybin mushroom vegetates in small groups in the areas of moss and along the roadsides.
4. Psilocybe cyanescens
You can hunt psilocybe cyanescens between October and February in the Pacific Northwest up to the San Francisco Bay. This species of psilocybin mushrooms can also be found in Iran, Central and Western Europe, and New Zealand, where they typically grow in clusters.
5. Psilocybe baeocystis
Another type of hallucinogenic mushrooms fruit between July and December in the regions, such as the Pacific Northwest, especially states Maine and Connecticut in the USA. Psilocybe baeocystis prefer to grow in coniferous forests, pastures, lawns, peat moss, and other environments.
6. Psilocybe azurescens
These psilocybin mushrooms were found in large numbers in the region near Washington. Psilocybe azurescens commonly grow in the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S, especially on the West Coast. If you want to pick this species of hallucinogenic shrooms, don’t miss a shroom season that starts in late September and ends in January. Psilocybe azurescens prefer environments with wood chips to grow.