I have a couple friends from Blacksburg, VA that hunt for morels every year, so I'm a little familiar with the culture. I had never seen a morel in the wild until this week, when three sprouted in my front lawn. I hadn't mowed yet this season, and was walking around looking at some blooms on my trees when I kicked something. Low and behold it was a 3-4 inch morel popping up. I found 2 of his buddies close by. I haven't picked them yet; I was going to give them another day or so to grow. Should I just pick them now? Any favorite recipes are also appreciated.
I live in Fallston, MD. The area I found them in on my lawn has zoysia grass close to a pin oak, a holly tree, and a dogwood.