Names: Black Morel
Classification: Morchella elata
Substrates: Rye Berries, Outdoor Bed
Incubation Temp: 60-70° F
Incubation Humidity: 80%-85%
Incubation Time: 12 Days
Fruiting Temp: 55-65° F
Fruiting Humidity: 90%-93%
Fruiting Time: 18 Days
Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to anatomically simpler cup fungi. These distinctive mushrooms appear honeycomb-like in that the upper portion is composed of a network of ridges with pits between them. The habitats where these mushrooms are found include young poplar (aspen) forests and ash woods for the black morels. These are a more difficult mushroom to produce and require outdoor beds for any degree of success.
The Gourmet category features high quality, live, liquid culture suspensions (not spores), in 10 ml. luer-lok syringes. Syringes are shipped capped with a separate sterile 18g syringe needle, and can be stored for several months in a cool location.