Noob help

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by MT_MT, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. MT_MT

    MT_MT Young Morel

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    Hi. Im new to morel foraging and started today at a nearby park in northern Atlanta. Over 1 hour , I found what I believe to be two tiny morels, but since I don't know what I'm doing I would like some help identifying. The yellow one I found was right off the trail as soon as I started but looked as if something took the top off. The second was kinda black. Anyway are these morels and are they okay to eat? lol Thanks.
     

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  2. stripernut

    stripernut Morel Enthusiast

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    In my opinion you have a hit there. Can't tell what's going on with the last pic but that hollow stem is a good sign. Hopefully someone with more experience than mine will answer you.
     

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    Yep, you done good there. get a few more and fry um up !
     
  4. MT_MT

    MT_MT Young Morel

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    Thanks. Went to another park today and found a lot more :) . Sadly I found quite a lot of morels today that were too small to consider picking or looked shriveled up.
     

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  5. Lydia

    Lydia Young Morel

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    I've found a couple of these around my house the last few years, but have always been afraid to try them. Can anyone verify they are true morels? I live in Western NY (just saw this is listed as GA but I'm having trouble finding the right forum to ask questions in).
     

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  6. T tom

    T tom Morel Connoisseur

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    That's a true morel. If you're not sure slice them length wise and it will be completly hollow. False morels will kinda look like cotton on the inside of the stem.
     
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  7. Lydia

    Lydia Young Morel

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    IF i picked it yesterday and it sat out (it was high 50's today) is it still good? Or should they be refrigerated.
     
  8. T tom

    T tom Morel Connoisseur

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    Still good, you can dehydrate them in the sun, soak in water then cook. Put them in the fridge if you plan to eat soon.
     
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  9. Lydia

    Lydia Young Morel

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    Thanks! Glad I found this site!