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MOREL MUSHROOM CULTIVATION
Morchella Sp.: Large hollow fruiting bodies with a unique texture and rich flavor. One of the most prized wild edibles.
Sawdust Spawn - Morel mushrooms do not grow on logs. We suggest using this experimental spawn in outdoor beds, forest floor inoculations, or utilizing burned substrates. Sawdust spawn comes in bags approximately 5.5 lbs each.
Inoculation: This Morel culture was obtained from fruiting specimens in burnt pitch pine forest in New England. Known colloquially as 'greenies' in the western U.S., burn Morels are extremely rare in Northern New England. We consider this an experimental spawn strain which will benefit from cultivation trials in burned substrate.
Difficulty: *** Experimental ***
Morels are a famously difficult mushroom species to cultivate. Great for experimenting and having fun trying new methods to get fruitation, not great (yet!) for commercial cultivation. Please let us know of successes and failures trying to cultivate this species!
Cooking: Be sure to cook morel mushrooms thoroughly as they are poisonous until cooked. Larger morels may be stuffed and grilled, baked, or sautéed. Morels make a great accompaniment to meats, fish, and risottos.
Check out the video below about foraging morels in Washington State!