King Stropharia Garden Giant Spawn
(Stropharia rugoso-annulata) Also know as the 'Garden Giant'. As the name implies this mushroom can get large (up to 5lbs), but these beautiful wine red mushrooms are far tastier when picked at the button stage. It is a very easy mushroom for the home cultivator and can be readily grown in your berry, vegetable and flowers beds. Just mix FRESH hardwood chips or sawdust with our King Strpoharia Spawn, mulch around your garden with the spawned chips and keep moist. In 6 to 12 months the mushrooms will begin to appear and in many parts of the country will continue fruiting from spring through fall. Once introduced to your garden, this species will often become truly perennial, appearing year after year. King Stropharia is very heat and cold tolerant and can be grown in most parts of the country. If hardwood chips or sawdust are not available un-composted straw will also work, in Germany they grown them right on straw bales. One 5lb bag of spawn should inoculate a wheel-barrow full of chips.