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Old 05-14-2012, 11:06 PM   #11
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We had a local kid featured in the daily rag lately, he and his dad found a huge morel, about the size of his forearm. The morel locations are very closely guarded around here. We have many friends who search, and who I trust. From what I've read and seen, the bottom of the cap is the determinate. If it's tight to the stem, it's a morel. There's a poisonous lookalike that's not tight.
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Well. I've seen, picked, and eaten hundreds of morels and I 100% guarantee that's a morel. But if CWS has any doubt, she can send it to me. I will be happy to taste test it and report back.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:38 PM   #13
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Well. I've seen, picked, and eaten hundreds of morels and I 100% guarantee that's a morel. But if CWS has any doubt, she can send it to me. I will be happy to taste test it and report back.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:55 AM   #14
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Morel Mushroom

Hi glad to be here this morning. Look at the false morel on the internet and it should show pictures of the false morels At one time I wrote wild edible columns in Tennessee. Morel mushrooms was easily found in an area of East North Carolina where I always gathered them in an apple orchard. They love damp environments.

If you are not sure about the mushrooms you found... take it to to Biologist that is an expert in this field at a local college or wildlife office.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:41 AM   #15
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mmm, i'm reminded of ag great dish i used to make, veal morel.

it was veal scallopini in a morel cream sauce. the sauce was made from a reduction of the liquid used to rehydrate dried morels, the rehydrated morels minced well, cream, and salt and white pepper. the veal scallopini were floured and barely fried in grapeseed oil, chopped sage was added, then some chopped fresh morels, and finally the cream reduction was added and it simmered for just a minute more until the cream bubbled.

i need to make that again soon.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:28 AM   #16
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You know what my foraging friends say? There are old mushroomers, and there are bold mushroomers, but there are no old, bold mushroomers. I do go foraging, but only with very knowledgeable friends. The first time I went was with Opa, an old German friend (father of friends of my parents in Germany), and I remember him telling me all these different things about mushrooms, most of which I've long forgotten. Then, 40 or 50 years later, I've gone foraging for morels here. Yum, yum, but I don't think I'd trust myself to do it alone.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #17
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Good luck with that. As far as I know, morels can't be cultivated. That's why they sell for $100/lb.
I've seen spore for morels on "mushroom" sites. The spore sells for around $40, I don't know how prolific they are. They grow on a "string" so hopefully, there are more on the lawn. My dad has been harvesting morels for about 40-45 years. Some years are better than others. I am also very, very stingy with the ones I bring back from MN--it is a long drive to pick up about 4-6 oz. of dried morels! But, imagine my surprise to see it on my lawn! My reaction was "OMG--is it?! I think it is!!"
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #18
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Hi glad to be here this morning. Look at the false morel on the internet and it should show pictures of the false morels At one time I wrote wild edible columns in Tennessee. Morel mushrooms was easily found in an area of East North Carolina where I always gathered them in an apple orchard. They love damp environments.

If you are not sure about the mushrooms you found... take it to to Biologist that is an expert in this field at a local college or wildlife office.
I am 100% sure this is a morel. I did check on the Internet, I also sent several photos to my dad. I trust my dad's ability to tell me if it is a morel. One of the reasons I photographed it in my hand was to show how BIG it is. The cap is attached, the stem is hollow.

My guess as to how it is there is a morel (I hope there are more) on the property is that (a) I had a dead elm tree removed years ago, the stump remained for a long time, (b) I have received several cords of wood from a neighbor's property and the spores came with those logs/stump parts. Talk about getting more than you bargained for!
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I've got you beat, C-dub!! I almost mowed over these this spring--they were growing over an old apple tree I cut down a couple years ago!



Mom, cleaning and cutting up the bag of mushrooms:
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I've got you beat, C-dub!! I almost mowed over these this spring--they were growing over an old apple tree I cut down a couple years ago!



Mom, cleaning and cutting up the bag of mushrooms:
Ahh--this one was about 4 ft from the base of my apple tree. Guess I better get out in the fields and check around the apple trees there!
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