Organic King Trumpet Mushroom Grain Spawn
|Spawn shelf life||4 months (refrigerated)|
|Flavor profile||Savory, meaty, earthy|
|Certifications||USDA certified organic|
|Bag weight||6 lbs|
Our USDA-certified organic king trumpet (Pleurotus eryngii) grain spawn features a strain that produces large flushes of meaty and delicious mushrooms that are earthy, aromatic, and savory. Raw king trumpets, though dense and spongy in texture, lack aroma and flavor. But when cooked, they come to life with a savory umami flavor, a soft, crunchy texture, and a mild flavor reminiscent of abalone.
Unlike other oyster varieties, king trumpets can be more difficult because they prefer cooler temperatures and are prone to drying out or stopping their growth if humidity is not maintained in the early stages. King trumpets do not reliably produce second flushes, but may if temperature and humidity conditions are well controlled. They are recommended for more advanced growers.
- King trumpet grain spawn can be used for indoor production using sawdust-based sterile substrate.
- Do not use grain spawn for log inoculation.
- This is not a mushroom grow kit. King trumpet grain spawn must be combined with a substrate in order to fruit.
Upon receiving your spawn:
Remove it from the shipping box as soon as possible. Then, unfold the top of the bag, making room for air space. It's also important to check and confirm that the filter patch is not obstructed. This will help the organism breathe and continue to thrive!
Scroll down for specifications, growing, and storage guides.
- Weight: Approximately 6 lbs
- Hydration: Average of 47%
- Bags: Gusseted 2.2 mil polypropylene
- Filter: High efficiency .2 micron
- Inoculation Rates: 6 lb. bag of grain will inoculate between 120-165 lb. sterilized sawdust, and 100-130 lb. pasteurized straw
- Sterilization method: Commercial grade autoclave sterilized
Fruiting temps 55-65 degrees F Humidity 85-95% CO2 Sensitivity <2,000 ppm
- Fruiting - The phase of growth in which visible mushrooms begin to appear.
- CO2 sensitivity - When CO2 levels are too high, yields will decrease, stems will become long and stringy, caps will be small, and/or growth will halt.
King trumpet mushroom grain spawn can be mixed into sterilized hardwood sawdust to create king trumpet substrate blocks.
Note: Grain spawn must be mixed with bulk substrate before you can fruit it. If you are new to growing mushrooms, we recommend purchasing a book on mushroom cultivation.
'Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms' by Paul Stamets
'Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation' by Tradd Cotter
If you don't plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 4 months.
King trumpet mushrooms are one of the meatiest oyster varieties and make a great substitute for meat. However, unlike the thick king oyster mushroom, king trumpets have a shorter stem and a larger cap that fans out when fully grown. They are delicious when marinated and grilled and their mild yet savory flavor lends well to many different recipes. When thinly sliced, they will sear nicely in a pan.
Our grain spawn is USDA certified organic and made using organic cultures from our own culture bank. It contains a blend of locally sourced, organic, and non-GMO ingredients from farms in New England and North America.
If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked.
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So far so good. This King trumpet grain spawn is aggressive and spread through my sawdust blocks very well. Still haven't tried the mushrooms yet but I'm sure they'll be delicious. Now where's my free shirt?
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