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Offline Bill/SFNM

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Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« on: December 31, 2014, 05:08:54 PM »
I was not able to collect many mushrooms in the local forest in 2014 as I have in past years, so I decided to try my hand at cultivating morels. I inoculated a 4' x 4' compost bed with morel spawn in the spring. It was supposed to take a year before any might be collected, but in the fall I was stunned to find about 5 pounds of these beauties. Most were sauteed in butter  and served on steak. The rest went on my signature white pizzas.






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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 05:22:11 PM »
Nicey...I am so jel-o.

Been thinking about doing the same thing in a corner of my yard this spring.
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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 06:10:08 PM »
You're an excellent photographer, Bill.
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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 12:58:13 PM »
I was not able to collect many mushrooms in the local forest in 2014 as I have in past years, so I decided to try my hand at cultivating morels. I inoculated a 4' x 4' compost bed with morel spawn in the spring. It was supposed to take a year before any might be collected, but in the fall I was stunned to find about 5 pounds of these beauties. Most were sauteed in butter  and served on steak. The rest went on my signature white pizzas.

Where did you get morel spawn?

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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 01:23:55 PM »
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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 12:53:14 PM »
This is awesome. I will try it, I thought fire was needed for a bountiful harvest.

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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 02:13:36 PM »
Find a lot of these in the wild.

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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 04:10:25 PM »
Find a lot of these in the wild.

Whereabouts?
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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 07:35:56 PM »
Whereabouts?

It is just up the road from my "There are no pheasant in Eastern Colorado any more" honey hole. :-D :-D


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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2015, 05:08:44 PM »

Good one! I can show you where they are when you come out to help refine my dough approach Craig. About 90 minutes west of Denver.


It is just up the road from my "There are no pheasant in Eastern Colorado any more" honey hole. :-D :-D

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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2015, 05:52:24 PM »
I'm dreaming of porcini white pizza:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=8911.msg77247#msg77247

Season here is still months away (July - September). Can't wait! Morel patch I planted last year is looking good. Maybe a crop by June.
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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2015, 07:07:32 PM »

Looking good Bill. I am from Santa Fe. Presuming you source a lot of your porcini up at the ski basin and out in the Jemez?

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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2015, 07:16:59 PM »
Looking good Bill. I am from Santa Fe. Presuming you source a lot of your porcini up at the ski basin and out in the Jemez?

Used to hunt for Morels in the Jemez, but now that I have them growing in my back yard, I may not do that any more. For Boletes and chanterelles, I have some spots around Chama I prefer. 
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Re: Cultivating Morel Mushrooms
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2015, 09:57:07 AM »
I was a little late getting to the morels this year  :(
I've seen them growing on woodchip (in parking lots of all places!). The type I find "in the wild" are usually Morchella esculenta and the type growing on woodchip tend to be Morchella elata.
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