Breeding success cannot be guaranteed
Many people have already tried their hand at breeding the valuable edible morel. In fact, there have already been successes and you can buy appropriate breeding material. However, successful morel farming not only requires a perfectly fitting environment and a suitable location, the weather must also play a role. Furthermore, your botanical knowledge is required, without which a later harvest will not be possible. Another difficulty is that the morels very often do not appear where they were brought in: Instead of in the mushroom patch, the neighbor may be happy about a lush morel harvest many hundred meters away.
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You can grow these edible mushrooms yourself
The table shows some types of mushrooms that can be grown at home relatively easily and without great effort. You can get some mushrooms ready-made, complete with the required substrate, with others you have to inoculate the freshly cut logs yourself.
|Mushroom species||Latin name||Available cultures||Substrate||useful information|
|Cultivated mushrooms||Agaricus bisporus||Finished culture (including substrate)||straw||different types available|
|Shiitake||Lentinula edodes||Inoculation dowels, grain spawn, finished culture||Oak, red and hornbeam, alder, birch, cherry, sweet chestnut||healthy medicinal mushroom from Asia|
|Oyster mushroom, oyster mushroom||Pleurotus ostreatus||Inoculation dowels, grain spawn, finished culture||Willow, alder, poplar, fruit trees, birch, ash, red beech||native winter mushroom|
|Lime mushroom||Pleurotus cornucopiae||Inoculation dowels, grain spawn, finished culture||Maple, willow, poplar, alder, ash, red beech||occurs naturally in alluvial forests and along rivers|
|King Oyster Mushroom||Pleurotus eryngii||Grain spawn, finished culture||straw||native to southern Europe|
|Brown cap||Stropharia rugosoannulata||Grain spawn, finished culture||straw||do not confuse it with chestnut boletus!|
|Japanese stick sponge||Pholiota nameko||Inoculation dowel, grain spawn||Fruit trees, willow, poplar, birch, oak, red beech||Relative of the local stick sponge|
|Chinese morel, mu-err||Auricularia auricula-judae||Grain spawn, finished culture||Elderwood||indispensable in Asian cuisine|
If you find Norway morels in the bark mulch in your front yard, you shouldn't be too early to look forward to it: Most of the time, such mushrooms will no longer appear in the following year because all the nutrients have probably been used up.