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.
1kg Grain Spawn = $24.90
2kg Grain Spawn = $46.90
3kg Grain Spawn = $64.90