If you have ever gone wild mushroom foraging, you are probably aware that these wild treasures have their seasons. Many favourites flourish in rainy autumn temperatures. However, one of the earliest mushrooms is a delectable spring mushroom known as the Black Morel mushroom. Hunting morels in the wild takes an extremely keen eye. They are often overlooked, because they are so well camouflaged into their environment. Animals like to eat them and no doubt hunt them out partly by smell.
To take the guesswork out of the hunt, we have just established several black morel patches in our flagship food forest. We hope that by this time next year, we will not only be enjoying some wild morels, but also some 'cultivated' morels as well.