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Old 05-24-2020, 05:56 PM
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Never had a morel before, what do they taste like or are they totally unique?
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:38 PM
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:13 PM
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With the rain this weekend and now the forecast this week looks like all sun, there should be some popping up this week.
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:53 PM
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They have been up for a week around Edmonton already.
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We went out Saturday and found a couple then Sunday with a raging hangover I went for one last look and lo and behold.... they were popping. I think today and tomorrow in the Rimbey area will be golden.
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:05 AM
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Heading out again today. love picking mushrooms.

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Old 05-25-2020, 12:19 PM
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Heading out again today. love picking mushrooms.

Nice! So this means they're out in the Calgary area now? I need to get out there!!
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Old 05-25-2020, 03:45 PM
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North west of Calgary, heading out again this week.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:38 PM
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Heading out again today. love picking mushrooms.

Nice haul, is there any true morels in there or all verpa?
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:08 PM
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Nice haul, is there any true morels in there or all verpa?
Those arenít verpa
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:15 PM
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Correct me if Iím wrong. But I see some Verpas in Lornces haul?
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:18 PM
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Those arenít verpa
Everyone that I can distinguish in the picture is.
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Old 05-25-2020, 11:34 PM
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Everyone that I can distinguish in the picture is.
Do verpas come out earlier than morels?

I had a look for about an hour in Fish Creek park today but found nothing...though admittedly, I have never attempted before and don't really know what I'm doing! I looked along the edges of trees areas, looking for signs of moss and deadfall...but no luck.

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Old 05-26-2020, 04:35 AM
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Everyone that I can distinguish in the picture is.

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Old 05-26-2020, 08:11 AM
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I picked them all my life in Ontario, BC, and now Alberta. I always look for a hollow from the stem up to the cap, a hollow interior is a key so cut em in half. Seamless cap attachment, the cap moves directly into the stalk. Dad always said look for longer than wide so not short and squat.

Vepa's stem is usually filled with a cotton-like fluffy fibrous material that you wonít find in a true morel. If in doubt, throw it out.

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Old 05-26-2020, 09:56 AM
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I picked them all my life in Ontario, BC, and now Alberta. I always look for a hollow from the stem up to the cap, a hollow interior is a key so cut em in half. Seamless cap attachment, the cap moves directly into the stalk. Dad always said look for longer than wide so not short and squat.

Vepa's stem is usually filled with a cotton-like fluffy fibrous material that you wonít find in a true morel. If in doubt, throw it out.
Yes. But this doesn't answer the question.

I agree with the others, Your previous photos show what mostly look like a pile Half-free morels (Morchella semilibera) and/or Verpas.

Note how the cap on many of your shrooms has a free bottom edge and inverts back up before attaching to the stalk.

Regardless, you have a pile of good eats.
Just be careful with the Verpas, special precautions on cooking and eating apply.
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:29 AM
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I picked them all my life in Ontario, BC, and now Alberta. I always look for a hollow from the stem up to the cap, a hollow interior is a key so cut em in half. Seamless cap attachment, the cap moves directly into the stalk. Dad always said look for longer than wide so not short and squat.

Vepa's stem is usually filled with a cotton-like fluffy fibrous material that you wonít find in a true morel. If in doubt, throw it out.

True Moral.

I agree these are true morels in this photo, but these are different than most (or all) seen in your first picture of the pile. Either way, nice haul, and morels can't be far behind if you're finding this many verpa!
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Those arenít verpa
My bad... I didnít zoom in. Totally stupid of me to make that comment
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Old 05-30-2020, 11:06 AM
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Yeeehaw!!!! They be startin down here!
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Yeeehaw!!!! They be startin down here!
Nice!
Down where...? Are you near Calgary?

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Old 05-31-2020, 12:10 PM
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Picked 4 lbs yesterday they are just starting to come
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Old 05-31-2020, 01:46 PM
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Default Morel mushrooms

Has anyone ever found any in the Viking/Killam area? Donít think Iíve ever seen any around here? I remember picking them around Maemo Beach when I was younger.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:22 AM
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Has anyone ever found any in the Viking/Killam area? Donít think Iíve ever seen any around here? I remember picking them around Maemo Beach when I was younger.
Is it better after a good rain like we had last night?
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:50 AM
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Is it better after a good rain like we had last night?

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Tried finding some Morels (first attempt ever) around Islet Lake staging area on May 31. Three of us tromped around the bush with zero success.
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:50 PM
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F it means anything I picked a whole bunch of Verpas their past Sunday...
If the morels follow the Verpas it should be soon around Calgary.
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Yup. A rain and then heat will bring on a flush

Sat. pick just starting to come good these ready for the drier.
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Morels or Verpa?



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Old 06-03-2020, 08:08 AM
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Good time to be out picking in some areas, lots yesterday, Canning today, and drying in the dehydrator.
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