The Best Soil Temperature for Morel Mushrooms

This mushroom hunting guide will teach you the best soil temperature to hunt for morels and why.

The best way to know when to hunts morels is to watch for the ideal soil temperature.

Hunters refer to it as the “magic 50s” when the nighttime soil temperatures ping 50°F or higher for a few nights.

Morel hunters regularly check the average temperatures with a special soil thermometer.

An ambient air temperature of 60°F or more helps too.

The warm conditions will tell the fungus that  fruiting is right.

Read the full guide to know how to spot morels next.