King/Queen Stropharia Mycelium (Stropharia rugoso-annulata)
King Stropharia (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) Available for pickup
- mycelium can be placed in your garden pathways between layers of fresh (within a month of being cut) hardwood chips (or at least 60% hardwood). Ideally you lay soaked cardboard on the ground, then layer 6-8 inches of woodchips, with a layer of mycelium in the middle. A general rule of thumb: the the deeper the mulch, the larger the mushroom! As long as the chips are kept fairly moist in dappled sunlight, the mycelium will run all summer and you will likely get your first flush in the fall. After that if you add fresh woodchips each spring, you likely will get two - 3 flushes a year.
This fungi, known as Garden Giant or Wine Cap, is an excellent edible mushrooms that is fairly easy to cultivate. They taste like potatoes cooked in a light wine marinade though do not have them with wine. Their shelf life in a fridge is around a week and you can dry them to rehydrate for soups and stews. They contain protein from 20-24% dry weight.
These mushrooms are also used globally as biofilters for contaminated water. MycoEvolve conducted a study last summer in which mycelial mats of this fungi effectively reduced E.coli counts to safe levels. However they also increased P in the water. Our study which was conducted in a lab and greenhouse so the P released did not malaffect the local watershed. However we suggest that those purchasing this mycelium, use it for food in your gardens. If you do want to research their efficacy in water filtration, best to do bench trials to prevent malaffecting the local watershed.
Proceeds from the sale will go to help in MycoEvolve's MycoLab relocation process.
There will be 2 other mycelium sales this spring & summer; stay tuned for dates.
- We are selling these at $40/ 5 gallon bucket.
- While it says, Unavailable on the bottom, it actually is!! Just email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 839 8286 to place an order.