Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Too Late for Morels? Maybe Not...

The reports we've had from morel mushroom hunters this Spring indicate it has been a relatively small harvest. Was it the dry May or too cool weather? Steph from Angora called to say she is still finding some black morels. She sent this picture.
Steph writes:

"You have to look harder now because because other plants are growing fast, especially those big leafed asters. I started carrying a pocket thermometer with me this year. I believe the soil temp 2-4" below the soil surface needs to be at least 52 degrees for the morels to fruit. I checked in a few areas that haven't produced yet this year and yesterday the temp was BARELY 52. So I'm still optimistic that some will pop up after the nice rain Monday."

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