that are dried in a carefully controlled environment to preserve the viability of the spawn. Instructions to extract spores are included. (Kit includes a metal tin of dried spawn, and instructions for creating the appropriate substrate and for growing indoors or in the field or lawn.) This product is our Agaricus Comtulus (Temple Gardens Strain), which has hybridized with a smaller Agaricus mushroom so it will fruit in smaller areas and produces a slightly smaller mushroom than other Agaricus Comtulus strains. This is a rare strain!
A good quality edible mushroom, can be eaten raw or cooked. Requires less cooking than white buttons. This is considered to be an excellent culinary mushroom, with a mild flavor. Medicinally it helps the body to compensate for chemical exposure due to contemporary living, and may help balance the immune system.
This is a button type mushroom with orange streaks on the cap and stem which naturalizes easily. The cap is more flattened than commercial button mushrooms, and is generally a little smaller in size. It has pale gray gills when young, which brighten and then darken to a deep brown as the spores mature. The spores are brown in color. The mushroom has a partial veil, which creates a fragile skirt on the stalk when the cap bottom edge separates from the stem, but the skirt may rub off or reabsorb into the stem as the mushroom grows, so it may not be easy to see in older mushrooms. The cap is brown with streaky orangish tones.
Tiger mushrooms like conifer forests with thin litter and little underbrush. They tend to grow on areas that are kept down or where occasional traffic keeps the vegetation more spotty. They like an area that receives dappled sun, and will fruit on warm days just after heavy rains, during the winter, spring, or fall. May be grown in containment on compost like other button mushrooms, though they require a compost with some conifer litter content. They will also grow well in container gardens, in containers as small as 6" as long as the pots have mulch on top with some conifer litter content - with pots that small though, you would want to sow the mushroom into many pots, so you get ample harvests. Copper Browns may be grown across most of the US.
May be used to culture into compost to create spawn, or can be direct sown into substrates or into the soil using several simple non-sterile methods.
Each order of dried spawning mushroom contains enough to create two batches of active spores, which may be cultured and expanded, and then sown into the desired substrates.