Skip to product information
1 of 35

miraclefarms.org

Black Morel Mushroom - 12cc Gourmet Mushroom Liquid Culture Grow Kit with grow bag or 80mm Petri Dish

Black Morel Mushroom - 12cc Gourmet Mushroom Liquid Culture Grow Kit with grow bag or 80mm Petri Dish

Regular price $17.95 USD
Regular price $39.95 USD Sale price $17.95 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Strain Information 

Black Morel Mushroom
Black Morel Mushroom
This popular mushroom is a choice edible but must be well cooked before consumption.
The Black Morel is now very common in man-made habitats.  The scientific name Morchella elata was applied in the past to this and other related species but it’s no longer valid. Morchella importuna is the current name for Black Morels found in wood-chip beds and burnt grounds.  Like other Morels this species varies a lot in size, colour and shape from mushroom to mushroom.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Black Morel
Scientific Name Morchella importuna
Synonyms Morchella elata, Morchella hortensis
Season Start Mar
Season End May
Average Mushroom height (CM) 10
Average Cap width (CM) 5


Cap
The cap presents a honeycomb like texture with pits more or less arranged along parallel vertical ridges.   The edges of these ridges become darker (black ) with age in contrast with the paler colour inside the pits. It is hollow and usually conical in shape, widening towards the bottom.  The colours range from dark olive brown to darker brown or black.   White to cream, bruising ochre or brown with age. Usually vertically furrowed on the outside. The inside is hollow and wrinkled.  At the top the stem widens to join the edge of the cap, forming a hollow depression, and clearly dividing the stem from the walls of the cap. This gap becomes more pronounced in more mature specimens.

Flesh

Thin and white on the inside. It has a faint pleasant smell that intensifies with drying.

Habitat

This mushroom is frequently found in wood-chip beds in gardens, residential estates or around commercial buildings. It is also known to appear in burned forests, disturbed grounds and occasionally under Apple trees.
Closely related similar looking species of Morels also appear in short grass near coniferous trees in calcareous soil or coastal dunes.

Possible Confusion

The False Morel, pictured, but this is more lobed or brain-like rather than the pitted and honeycomb like cap of the morel. The False Morel also differs in not having a completely hollow cap.  The Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) can also look similar to those who are unfamiliar with it, but the strong foul smell quickly denounces its identity. It appears in Summer and Autumn when Morels are no longer around.
The Yellow or Common Morel can look similar, even in colour, but usually the ridges on the cap of the Black Morel have fairly regular vertical lines unlike the randomly arranged honeycomb of the other two. The ridges on a Black Morel become darker than the rest of the cap, while in Common and Yellow Morel they are paler (or sometimes bruise orange red).  The Semifree Morel is very closely related, but it’s easily distinguished by it’s smaller cap that is attached to the stem halfway.

The Black Morel (Morchella importuna) here described and the Semifree Morel are both part of a wider group colloquially called the “Black Morels”. The “Black Morels” are a large group (technically called a clade or section) of very similar species, and mycologists still haven’t established exactly how many species exist, their distribution, and how they differ from each other. The forager shouldn’t worry too much about precise distinction as all Black Morels seem to be excellent edibles.  If you find a “Black Morel” with purplish or pinkish tones, not turning black with age, and growing under Pine or other coniferous trees, then you’re likely to have found the Purplish Morel, Morchella purpurascens. Although rare this species has been found in the UK.

Spore Print

Cream. Ellipsoid.

Taste / Smell

Very good, mushroomy and slightly meaty. Must be well cooked before consumption. All Morels are poisonous when raw or undercooked causing gastric upsets and other alarming symptoms.

Frequency

Increasingly common on wood-chip beds.

Other Facts

The Black Morel of wood-chip beds has become very common and persistent mushroom hunters are rewarded with large amounts each season. On the other hand, the related Black Morel species growing in wild habitats seem rarer and harder to find than any other Morels in the UK. Although wilder collections are tastier than the wood-chip counterparts, they’re still tasty mushrooms and very worth eating. They work well in a variety of recipes, in particular in rich sauces. As pointed above they need to be well cooked, so no lightly tossed Morels.

LAB CREATED PRODUCTS SINCE 2005

All our mushroom cultures are only one to two transfers away from the 1st generation mother culture to ensure a vibrant, healthy, and fast-growing product.  Each liquid mushroom culture syringe contains 12 cc's of mycelium suspended in a nutrient broth solution or commonly referred to as a liquid culture. Unlike many vendors, our cultures do not contain honey, we use a special clear recipe so you can see exactly what you're getting. Your mushroom culture is guaranteed to arrive 100% viable and completely contamination-free ready to inoculate a substrate of your choice.  You may use your LC Syringe right away or store it in its mylar container in the refrigerator for 12 months or longer! 

 

Your order with us today will contain: 


(1) sterile 12 ml syringe with locking cap of Black Morel Mushroom.

(1) mylar syringe sleeve for long-term storage.

(2) alcohol pads.

(1) 18-gauge needle.

(1) Small grow bag

24K Gold Infusion (see below)

 

As far are we know, there is no proven study that has determined pure gold helps to promote fungi growth....we have done our own studies and have concluded that in side-by-side tests, over 6 months, it does. We add 24K gold flakes to certain products we sell, so if you see little gold flakes or nuggets in your product, this is NOT contamination. 24K gold is non-toxic and edible.  You have to see this product to believe it, some call it a breakthrough in fungi development...not sure if we would agree with that, but we think we have a pretty good product here.

We add 24K Gold to all our products! 

As far are we know, there is no proven study that has determined pure gold helps to promote fungi growth....we have done our own studies and have concluded that in side-by-side tests, over 6 months, it does. We add 24K gold flakes to certain products we sell, so if you see little gold flakes or nuggets in your product, this is NOT contamination. 24K gold is non-toxic and edible.  You have to see this product to believe it, some call it a breakthrough in fungi development...not sure if we would agree with that, but we think we have a pretty good product here.

Worldwide shipping makes us the most turned to mushroom culture producer/distributor in the world. If you can’t find it in your country, we have you covered, and our shipping time is considerably less than what you may expect. 

Shipping & Returns

We use USPS priority 2–3 day mail for US orders and Priority International (2-10 days) for the rest of the world. All orders have a tracking number, and we always use discrete shipping methods and know-how to ship items overseas, we have over 15 years of experience doing so, trust us, you will get your order no matter where you live.

We have a 30-day return policy for all products we sell on our website, we do not offer money back returns. We will gladly replace any defective item if it’s returned within 30 days of purchase, but we will not issue refunds for spore related products.

Dimensions

Syringes and grow kits are shipped in 9x6x1 padded eveevploes with hot/cold weather inserts and in mylar long term storage sleeves. Larger items are sent in 6x6x6 boxes or larger, fully insulated and wrapped in bubblewrap.

Care Instructions

You may store our syringes in the refrigerator for up to 12 months in the included mylar storsgr sleeve. Agar plates and slants maybe stored for years in a dark cool environment.

View full details