- Organic Pioppino Mushroom Grain Spawn
Organic Pioppino Mushroom Grain Spawn
|Spawn shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
|Flavor profile||Mild, earthy, nutty|
|Certifications||USDA certified organic|
|Bag weight||6 lbs|
Pioppino (Agrocybe aegerita) is a relatively fast substrate colonizer that fruits clusters of snappy-stalked mushrooms with velvety brown caps. Pioppino can be very finicky, but are able to grow very well indoors with patience and precision. They prefer cooler temperatures and are prone to drying out or aborting their growth if humidity is not maintained when the mushrooms are still in their early stages. However, when they grow successfully you can expect decent harvests of these delicious mushrooms. They do not reliably produce second flushes, but may produce if conditions remain controlled and humidity is correct.
Pioppino grain spawn can be used for indoor production using sawdust-based sterile substrate.
Do not use grain spawn for log inoculation.
Pioppino mushroom grain spawn can be mixed into sterilized hardwood sawdust to create pioppino 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
Colonization Temps 70-80 degrees F Fruiting Temps 55-65 degrees F CO2 Sensitivity <2000 ppm
If you don't plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 6 months.
Both the cap and stem are firm and develop a crisp and crunchy texture when cooked. They also produce a mild and nutty flavor when cooked.
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.