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Waiting for cultivation results

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by dstoltz, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. dstoltz

    dstoltz Morel Enthusiast

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    Over the summer 2013 and fall, I inoculated probably 100 spots on property I own with Rufobrunnea agar and liquid cultures I had grown.. Some in garden spots, some around apple trees, some around mulberry trees and most in landscape material and plant beds. Since we still have 18in of snow cover , I am anxiously awaiting spring. I'll post any positive results I have along with the soil conditioning I performed.
     
  2. jack

    jack Administrator Staff Member

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    Isn't that the " Landscape Morel " Did you introduce any to wood chips. ? Also they may fruit at anytime, not just in the spring. Let us know whatever happens. This will be pretty interesting !
     

  3. dstoltz

    dstoltz Morel Enthusiast

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    Yes, Jack, it's the landscape morel. It's reported to be one of the easiest to cultivate and various articles I've read Rufos or a strain of have shown up from Baja to Israel
    Unfortunately; I'm in Illinois with 18in of snow on the ground. Spring rains can't come soon enough.
     
  4. old henry

    old henry Morel Enthusiast

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    We just lost the rest of the snow here in most places. Do the cultivated morels taste the same? I've heard of this last year but was a bit skeptical. Good luck
     
  5. dstoltz

    dstoltz Morel Enthusiast

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    Temps will be around 40 starting today (Tuesday) so I'm hoping to see ground again soon. As for the taste, I've never had a landscape morel (Rufo) but what i've read is that the Rufos are not as flavorful as greys in nature. But if I can step out my door and pick these, I'll give it a try.