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- These mushrooms fruit in late summer to early fall. Despite their large size this happens quickly. - The fruit body will appear in about a week's time.
- Young giant puffballs have a white, fleshy interior. They become brown and discolored when past their prime and ready to release spores. They are also not edible at this stage.
- All puffball mushrooms bear spores inside the mushroom rather than through external gills.
- The exterior of the mushroom will eventually crack to release spores. This process is usually hurried along by weather, animals, and humans.
- A mature giant puffball contains trillions of spores!
Read more about puffball mushrooms: https://goo.gl/3fI9wn
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