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Parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera)

The parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) gets its name from the umbrella shape of the cap when it is fully grown. It is native to Central Europe and grows on herbal, bright clearings and on nutrient rich but natural pasture land. Experienced mushroom pickers like to harvest it in its natural surroundings.

You can also grow it in the garden, but this requires a degree of patience. The fruiting bodies may only appear the year after inoculation.

Instructions: Bury an inoculated and well matured substrate block in the soil (mixture of spawn and straw pellets) using a similar method to the horsetail fungus. The mycelia should then spread from the substrate into the surrounding soil.








Profile of the parasol mushroom

Taste and preparation:

Very tasty. Well-known in the wild to mushroom collectors. Can be fried after coating with seasoned breadcrumbs.

Production and marketing:

We do not have any information on this.

Growing in the garden:

Can be grown by starting with a culture of straw pellets indoors, similar method to the horsetail fungus. However, the substrate must mature for several weeks indoors until you can put it out in the garden.

Our products:
Grain spawn for parasol mushrooms



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