NOTICE: We make Wine Cap spawn in batches which gets sent out as soon as it is ready, in the order in which orders were recieved. Current lead time on dispatch of wine cap spawn is two to three weeks
King Stropharia, also known as Burgundy Wine Caps or Garden Giants (latin name Stropharia rugoso-annulata) is an amazing, multi-funtional species in a backyard ecosystem.
This giant mushroom (caps can get up to 30cm wide and mushrooms can stand up to 30cm tall though commonly about half this size) loves to decompose wood at a rapid rate. This makes it a prime candidate for integrating into a backyard garden where you can easily turn woodchip or tree prunings into luscious soil using this species.
The method is basic - create a layer of freshly chipped woodchips 10 or more centimeters deep, and mix some spawn with it. The mycelium will quickly spread through the chip and begin producing these large, edible mushrooms within a few months to a year. The flavour is similar to a portobello mushroom, with a heartier firmer texture. For more detail on how to grow them, please see our grow guide for outdoor beds at www.mycologic.nz/outdoor-patches
This species can also be grown on straw or other kinds of carbonaceous organic matter that you may have available to you.
This spawn is a spawn matrix comprised of a mix of grain, woodchip and sawdust, coated with live mycelium.
1kg Spawn Matrix = $24.90
2kg Spawn Matrix = $46.90
3kg Spawn Matrix = $64.90
Cultures sold by MycoLogic are intended for use by those growing mushrooms for consumption by yourself / friends / whanau. Cultures are not to be shared or on-sold as liquid culture, agar plates, dowels, grain spawn or grow kits. For commercial use enquiries (e.g. growing for market or other commercial usage) please contact us to ensure that due process is followed.