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What is the optimum soil temperature for morel mushroom growth?

Discussion in 'West Virginia' started by funwelldone, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. funwelldone

    funwelldone Young Morel

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    I noticed that in many of the other posts on this website that people would often discuss the soil temperature in relation to there mushroom hunting. I am still learning the ins & outs of morel hunting & would appreciate some advice about this topic. Thank you. I generally search in in Raleigh, Summers, & Greenbrier Counties.
     
  2. david - sw il

    david - sw il Morel Connoisseur

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    Morels will begin to fruit when the soil temps rise into the low-mid 50s for several days in a row, preferably 5-7 straight days/nights. Once the soil warms into the 60s for several days, fruiting will cease. Sometimes a cool snap followed by warmth will bring on another flush, sometimes it won't. It all depends on timing and local conditions.
     

  3. funwelldone

    funwelldone Young Morel

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    Thank you David. Your response was really helpful to me.