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B. Amish

Anybody finding morel mushrooms yet?

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Gissert

It should be soon. With that rain a week ago, all we need is a few real nice warm days and they should start popping.

I usually find them to be at their peak around the last week of April and the first week of May.

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goodyy7

I'm in central Iowa and they havent started down here yet....should get going soon...the cold snap we had a week or so ago really set them back a bit. Luckily I still have a few hold-overs from last spring smile.gif

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sunfisher

Love to eat them but have not had any luck finding them. I know what to look for but not where to look. Do I look on hillside (which direction)? dry ground or damp? what kind of trees? shade or sunlight? I was once told to look in old orchards but don't have any of them around DL, MN. Can you help?

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swampman

SUNFISHER, You generally want to start looking when the lilacs are close to bloomimg usually in the first to second week of may. after a good warm rain is a good time to start looking I have never had much luck in dry springs. southern facing hillsides are a good first place to start as they will warm faster. as the season goes on you will find them in deeper parts of the woods or areas that will warm slower. as far as trees you cant beat dead or dying elms I have found some around basswoods and ash also never had any luck around oaks or maples . hope this helps some, these are just some general observations I have made after picking them for 30 yrs. there are no hard and fast rules as they can grow anywhere but this should give you a idea where to start. good luck.

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