Brand Name: Indian Dried Himalayan Morels
Model Number: 2015--2016
Place of Origin: Great Western Himalayas
MOQ: 1 Kg ---5000 Kg
Type: morel or a pine cone? A piece of bark? A stone? Burned wood?
Color: Various colors: Morchella angusticeps within the same forest area
Material: 100 % Dried natural
Certificate: IOS 2015
Size: Specials Head size 1 - 5 cm , no tails Head size 1 - 4 cm , no ta
Size: Extras Head size 1 - 4 cm with tails 1.0 cm Head size 1 - 4 cm wi
Size: Standards Head size 2 - 4cm with tails max. 2 cm Head size 2 - 5c
Size: Minis Head size 0.5 - 2cm , no tails Tails Size 0.5 & up,
Morel Mushrooms can be found in early spring in moist wooded areas, or less commonly in grassy areas. After the winter season , immediately after the melting of snow, Sponge Mushroom starts growing in the hilly areas. Then the local people along with their families rush to those places to search and collect the Sponge Mushroom. After collecting it is dried & stored in their houses and ultimately sold to traders / exporters.
Morels : Morchella angusticeps, M. conica, M. deliciosa, M. esculenta
Besides April showers and May flowers, springtime brings the mushroom hunter some of his or her happiest hours. The small, seductive, yet humble morel becomes the lord of the orchards and forests. So esteemed is this fungus with the hollow pitted hat that its admirers will travel hundreds of miles in its pursuit. Part of the morel's mystique is its ability to blend into the background. That dark, perhaps black, triangle of shadow in the distance. Is it a morel or a pine cone? A piece of bark? A stone? Burned wood? Mushroom collectors will race to it to see if a tasty reward awaits the keenest of eye and swiftest of foot. There are many theories as to the best places to look for these mushrooms, but in the end, everyone admits that morels only grow where the hunter finds them.
A morel of the same species may appear in various colors: Morchella angusticeps within the same forest area may be reddish, gray, black, ashen, or brown. It may be isolated or clumped, and has been found in such unlikely places as damp cellars in San Francisco at Christmastime. Unfortunately, it's a Christmas present you can't count on!
Morels emerge as the snow recedes. They fruit most abundantly on disturbed, burned, or recently cleared ground. They may be found under elms that have just died, or in one- to two-year-old wood chip mulch. They also enjoy popping up in fruit orchards. A plentiful crop does not mean that they can be found in the same area in subsequent years, for morels get bored easily and enjoy traveling. Caps usually begin to appear in April in the Continental United States, although we have harvested them in the first week in July in the Sierra Nevada. Because of its appearance, the morel is sometimes called "the sponge mushroom."
The classification of the Morchella genus intrigues the experts. While they all recognize morels, there is still much uncertainty as to whether there are a few or many species. There is much variation in size and color. To us, differentiation between the species is academic. All kinds are cleaned and cooked in the same manner.
Avoid morels whose caps are soft or mushy, or become granular when rubbed: they are too old and wormy. Morels occasionally contain insect larvae that drop out during the drying process. The mushroom- lovers we know have disregarded this aspect of morel enjoyment. After all, they are very small worms.
Fresh morels are occasionally sold in markets. The price is very high. Select them individually, because each one will be costly. So far, no one has been able to cultivate morels commercially. A company in Felton, California, once harvested them in adequate numbers, but went out of business because they couldn't remove sand from the caps. More recently, a graduate of San Francisco State University developed a technique for growing morels that is now being patented. We hope that his process will soon be converted into a commercially profitable product.