- Usually found in open scrub, woodland or open ground in late spring
- When collecting this fungus, care must be taken to distinguish it from the deadly-poisonous ‘false morel’, Gyromitra esculenta.
- Regarded as a highly prized mushroom. Its cultivation technology is not yet standardized.
Scientific name: Morchella esculenta
Common name: The Morel, Guchi in India
Substrate: Experimental level cultivation on supplemented sawdust
|Temperature||21 – 24°C||04 – 10°C|
|Air exchange||–||5-7 per hour|
|Duration||10-14 days||10-12 days|
*Diffused light, **Days after casing
Cropping cycle: under investigation
Major regions of cultivation
World: Experimental cultivation in the USA (patented)
India: Gathered from the forests in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
- Indian Institute of Horticulture Research