MORELS RATE OF GROTH
basidium at aol.com
Sun Apr 25 23:52:06 EST 1999
>Has anyone got an idea of how fast a Morel can appear from not seen to
>pickable size under favorible conditions. I'm quite sure I have seen a spot
>that had no Morels on day 1, to a nice 5" Morel on day 5. Any other
In most of my observations, morel growth, under favorable conditions, averages
close to one inch (2.5 cm) in height per day... perhaps a better observation is
that they seem to double in MASS in about five days.
It is nice to have patches I can check so regularly; it is exciting to see the
white "M. deliciosa" form when they are less than 1cm tall... I have even been
known to water them, when practical... seriously!
David W. Fischer
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Coauthor, "Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America"
and "Mushrooms of Northeastern North America"
E-mail: basidium at aol.com
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