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Ohio is Finding Huge Mushrooms but these are the Biggest Morel Mushrooms Recorded

LEFT -Jasi Butler. West Virginia. 2020. This morel was found with 38 others under a dying elm. It was 11 inches tall (after being cut), 15 inches around, and .9 pounds.

In a stunning discovery, a group of foragers have uncovered some of the largest morel mushrooms ever found in the United States.

The discovery was made in a remote forest where conditions were ideal for the growth of these elusive fungi. Morel mushrooms are highly prized by chefs and foodies alike for their rich, earthy flavor and meaty texture. They are also notoriously difficult to find, as they are often hidden under leaves and debris on the forest floor.

Chris Ranger. Ohio. 2020.

Some experts believe that the ideal growing conditions in the Northern states, including the area’s mild, moist climate and nutrient-rich soil, may have contributed to the unusually large size of these morels.

Kelly Young. Iowa. 2016.
The Iowa DNR said in a Facebook post that this morel is the biggest they’ve ever seen. It was 15 inches tall, 14 inches in circumference, and 1.5 pounds.

However, others caution that the size of morel mushrooms can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including soil composition, temperature, and humidity levels.

Scott Simpson. Missouri. 2020.
It was 11 inches tall and 14 ounces.

Regardless of the cause, the discovery of these massive morels is sure to generate excitement among mushroom enthusiasts and food lovers alike, and may even inspire more foragers to venture into the forest in search of these elusive treasures.

In Ohio this year we have seen dozens of large morel mushrooms, and they may be record breakers send us your photos if you feel yours is bigger than these.

Charlie Ware. Missouri. 2016.
It was 12 inches tall and 13 inches in circumference.