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Light Colored Morels
« on: May 09, 2022, 02:36:50 PM »
Hey everyone, hereís a picture of two morels picked in the same spot. From the Goldendale area. Does anyone know what causes the difference in color? Maybe pianoman could help me out.


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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 02:40:09 PM »
Tagging along for answers i found some light ones the other day and was wondering too

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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 02:42:54 PM »
These can both be morchella family, either morchella esculenta or morchella snyderi. The same species can produce different colors.
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 03:57:43 PM »
Those look kind of like the yellow morels we found back in Missouri.  I believe most out here are blacks.
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2022, 04:00:02 PM »
Those look kind of like the yellow morels we found back in Missouri.  I believe most out here are blacks.

Most are black, but there are a lot of blondes, especially early in the season and around orchards.
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2022, 04:43:48 PM »
Found some sprouting in the RV park this weekend...they were more of a gray, sickly looking color. Definitely not any I was interested in picking!

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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 02:03:53 PM »
Found some sprouting in the RV park this weekend...they were more of a gray, sickly looking color. Definitely not any I was interested in picking!

You missed out. Morchella tomentosa/grey morel has the most intense flavor of all morels.
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 03:21:15 PM »
90% of the time the grays are the last Morels to pop in my areas. Find blondes through the season, usually more towards the beginning of the season.

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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 05:16:50 PM »
Found some sprouting in the RV park this weekend...they were more of a gray, sickly looking color. Definitely not any I was interested in picking!

You missed out. Morchella tomentosa/grey morel has the most intense flavor of all morels.

Being right next to the black water connection point was definitely a factor in my decision  :chuckle:

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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2022, 05:37:35 PM »
Good call!  :tup:
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2022, 09:02:23 PM »
We find both black and blonde in the same spots. We have been out a few times but it all seems like itís at least two weeks behind normal years. Went out today and found lots of fresh blondes and a real boomer. Biggest to date since weíve been foraging.
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2022, 09:06:56 PM »
Pic
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 09:12:44 PM »
Wait, looks like a long arm!  Nice find. 
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2022, 09:16:57 PM »
Heís a fisherman so knows the long arm trick! 😂 no long arm on this one.
Definitely a big shroom thatíll eat delicious.
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Re: Light Colored Morels
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2022, 10:12:44 AM »
Found some sprouting in the RV park this weekend...they were more of a gray, sickly looking color. Definitely not any I was interested in picking!

You missed out. Morchella tomentosa/grey morel has the most intense flavor of all morels.

Yep, picked a lot of grey morels when we lived in south central British Columbia.  They are delicious and IME tended to be the largest size.  As known, there is often a big crop of morels in the first year after a forest fire, but in the fine silica dirt where I found most of them, I could never get the grit out of them.  The post fire morels tended to be black colored ones.

One year a friendís horse pasture was covered with large, hefty weight grey morels, gunny sacks of them over a good five acres alongside a small river.    We should have tried to find a place to sell them.  The next year there were only two or three morels in the same place.   Like many of you, I had certain places where I could count on finding morels every spring.  Am having to start over finding such spots in WA! :dunno: 8)


 


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