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How Long Does it Take for a Morel Mushroom to Grow?

By Joshua Duvauchelle ; Updated September 21, 2017

After the morel mushroom's spores come in contact with the right growing conditions, mycelium develop and mature into an adult morel mushroom within 15 days. Mature morels can live for up to two weeks before decomposing.


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Joshua Duvauchelle is a certified personal trainer and health journalist, relationships expert and gardening specialist. His articles and advice have appeared in dozens of magazines, including exercise workouts in Shape, relationship guides for Alive and lifestyle tips for Lifehacker. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and urban patio gardening.