Morchella esculenta : Large Yellow Morel – culture in petri dish or slant
Cultivation Difficulty: Moderate (outdoor)- Difficult (indoor)
Substrate: hardwood chips and sawdust, peatmoss and composts
Colonization/Fruiting Temperatures: 70-75F/40-50F
Available In: Culture in slant or petri dish*
A highly desirable edible species best suited for outdoor cultivation. Areas where morels are found locally are more likely to have success with cultivating morels. We suggest building beds under apple or poplar trees of hardwood chips mixed with spawn, peatmoss, sawdust and gypsum. Very specific conditions of temperature and humidity are required for indoor cultivation, for more information see Growing Gourmet and Medicinal mushrooms by Paul Stamets.
The culture offered here was cloned from a specimen collected in our Southern Mountains. Low passage number insures the sclerotia formation necessary for fruiting body development.
*Note: Culture supplied as living mycelium in a test tube slant. Culture can be stored under refrigeration for several months. Slants are best suited for long distance travel, international shipments, or long term culture storage. To ensure freshness of culture, requests are made to order, please allow 2-4 weeks for processing and shipment.