Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Morel found in the yard!

Today I was walking around the yard and found this morel mushroom by the driveway. If I recall correctly it is the fourth one found here, thought more than twice as big as any we have found

Morel,  Morchella deliciosa
You know I have really large hands.

 
I know these edible mushrooms are more common in the mountains. I looked online and they sell for $155 a pound. Going to eat it as soon I  figure out how to cook it.

So far here in the yard we have found three edible (tasty) mushroom species; Golden Chanterelles, Oyster Mushrooms and Morels.

17 comments:

Chandramouli S said...

Never seen such huge ones - not that I have seen many mushrooms around here though.
The texture's interesting, but I would never want 'em in my plate (yea, I don't like their peculiar taste) Prefer them on the ground :D

Anna/Flowergardengirl said...

Lucky you! I'm going to an NC truffle farm this week--so excited and I hear they are going for $800lb.

themanicgardener said...

Lucky you indeed. I'm trying to figure out where in the vicinity I might go to look for them. And you've got them in your driveway!
--kate

Meems said...

Wow. When I saw your post I remembered reading about morel on a foody blog I follow. Here's a link to a recipe she posted...
http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/05/happy-to-report.html

Love the nature you enjoy at your place!
Meems

Meems said...

Randy,
Actually I took another look at Molly's archives and this recipe is specific to morel mushrooms...
http://orangette.blogspot.com/2007/07/every-spare-penny.html

compost in my shoe said...

Cool architecture to that morel. Lucky find!

Darla said...

Very interesting. I do not know enough about mushrooms to know the edible ones.

tina said...

Awesome!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I don't know enough about mushrooms from the wild to eat them but I know people who like to find them here too. Although, it has been so dry I haven't heard much yet this spring. That one looks great.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

What an exciting find! That is really large. I will have to see if I can find any in my yard.

eatdurham said...

I was going to dare you to eat it, but looks like you're already planning on doing that. i must say, it looks quite suspicious!

Kim and Victoria said...

Very cool! When I lived in Oregon for a few years we would go out in the woods and collect morels.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Awesome! I have yet to find one here, I'm sure they are here, they're just hiding ;) I have found Chanterelles and oyster mushrooms though, but I'd be over the moon if I found a morel on the property!

Skeeter said...

Now that is a neat looking shroom! Almost like something one would see under the ocean! I am glad you know your mushrooms to eat. I would be too scared to give them a try with my lack of knowledge. Enjoy your riches...

Andrea said...

Hi Randy, please make sure they really are the real ones for eating, haha! I've just read from another blog that she is looking for some in here backyard too. You should return the washings containing the spores to the ground so there will always be more next time. In this part of the world, what we eat are those from banana plants, Volvariella species.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a beauty! My son and husband were just talking about morels, but I was in a different room, and didn't catch anything more than that. He has found them while looking for snakes before, and taken some home. Maybe he has gone looking for them, too. I don't remember.

Dragonchaser said...

Wow! Wonder how it tastes? Should be tasty or its species name won't be deliciosa!