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Morels are popping
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CAH    Posted 04-20-2003 at 05:39:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Morels are just starting to pop up here in Iowa. Talk about a labor of love. I used to be able to only eat them twice a year since they are so rich. I now eat them every day I have fresh ones to eat. All you maple syrupers, try frying some morels for breakfast and let the syrup from you pancakes get on the mushrooms, hard to beat.

snitkawl    Posted 04-21-2003 at 18:27:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Found about 50 of them yesterday. Little bitty ones.

Spence    Posted 04-21-2003 at 17:38:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Saw my only amanita(sp?) last spring while walking in a first growth forest.

It had a white stalk and a cap that started
white then gradual yellow, then gradual orange
at center. It had the scales on the cap also.
A real thing of beauty.

With a piece of saran wrap I picked it up and
brought it home to show the kids what a poison
mushroom looked like. I then promptly burned it.

Honeybee    Posted 04-21-2003 at 13:29:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We had morels on my parents place growing up (in western wash). Don't have them here on our new place though so I was thinking about trying one of those morel growing kits. Have any of you ever tried that? They say they're garanteed to grow morels and that they come back for several years. Do you think they'd grow in a place that's hot in the summer and frozen in the winter?

after reading this thread I may have to try it.

RayP(MI)    Posted 04-24-2003 at 09:45:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
You could always try! We have Morels here, in Michigan, and it sure freezes here. Morels are probably one of the most difficult things there is to grow domestically. We've had places where they've come up naturally for many years, and they just become unproductive. I have no idea why, climate change, foliage differences as the forest ages, who knows? Other areas where you'd expect them to grow, are just unproductive, even if you make sure there's a source of spores around, It soesn't help!

Plowin    Posted 04-21-2003 at 07:38:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes sir they sure are a treat. How about apargrass for breakfast with scramble eggs? I was looking for both yesterday, no luck. Guess i'll have to wait for my feast. I could eat both three times a day. Don't ya just love spring....Plowin

Donnie Frazier    Posted 04-20-2003 at 23:37:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What do they look like? I live in NC and would like to try them.

CAH    Posted 04-21-2003 at 05:37:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to for some great information on morels.

DeadCarp    Posted 04-20-2003 at 08:23:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Son of a gun that's right! Thanks for the heads up - i'd forgotten about those - they should make it here to central Mn in what? 2 weeks? :)

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