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We have a wide range of new mushroom spawn types that are available, but which do not have full descriptions or images.

Spawn here is available in Professional or Backyard size tins. Professional contains 3 times the amount of the Backyard size. Backyard is sufficient to sow in two patches about 2'X3'.

This list of mushroom spawn types is AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (we will invoice you through PayPal), just email us and tell us what you'd like.

 

Cortinarius zinziberatus (Copper Cort - medicinal, mitochondrial balancer, must be cooked well and used sparingly for medicinal purposes only) $550 Pro/ $185 Backyard - Obligate Mycorrhizal. Rocky Ridge strain.

Paxillus involutus (Pungent Funnel - MUST BE PROPERLY PREPARED! Potential medicinal properties.) $160 Pro/ $55 Backyard -  CULTIVATABLE mushroom (if you have spore cultivation skills for non-sterile spores) This mushroom was safely consumed for generations, and enjoyed when properly prepared. It can cause severe illness when improperly prepared. It was traditionally PICKLED, in a vinegar and salt brine, and kept for long periods of time this way. It was then parboiled, with the water discarded (to get the vinegar and salt flavor out - we presume this also removes toxins that have collected in the brine), and then it was re-cooked in whatever dish it was used in. It was typically used in soups or sauces, and not as an entree itself. Potential medicinal use, as this was often used in a brothy soup in cases of illness. USE WITH CAUTION at your own risk! Rocky Ridge strain.

Paxillus vernalis (Summer Funnel - use sparingly, cook well or lightly pressure cook, edible when properly cooked, medicinal properties) $160 Pro/ $55 Backyard -  CULTIVATABLE mushroom (if you have spore cultivation skills for non-sterile spores) - this is a large mycellial mass mushroom. This mushroom was safely consumed for generations, and enjoyed when properly cooked. There is dispute as to whether it can cause severe illness when undercooked - all documented cases of illness from Paxillus mushrooms were Paxillus involutus. It was traditionally parboiled or soaked in warm water with a shot of vinegar and a little salt for a few hours, with the water discarded, and then it was cooked in whatever dish it was used in. It was typically used in soups or sauces, and not as an entree itself. This is a large and meaty mushroom that grows profusely when well established. Aspen Woods strain.

Polyporus melanopus (Freckled Funnel - pressure cook, chop fine or grind) $190 Pro/ $65 Backyard - CULTIVATABLE mushroom (if you have spore cultivation skills for non-sterile spores) Good mushroom to grind for seasoning. Rocky Ridge strain.

Catathelasma imperiale (Imperial Cat - cook well) $1175 Pro/ $395 Backyard - Suspected dependent mycorrhizal (not an obligate mychorrizal). (rare) Excellent mushroom when cooked well, this rare and lovely mushroom is available nowhere else! We would love to see this studied for medicinal benefit. It is suspected to have anti-tumor and immune stimulating effects, as well as inhibitory effects over specific cancers. Boulder Bench strain.

Leccinum scabrum (Birch bolete) $220 Pro/ $75 Backyard -  Obligate Mycorrhizal. Boulder Bench strain.

Lentinus tigrinus (Little Shiitake) $580 Pro/ $195 Backyard - MISIDENTIFIED IN GUIDE BOOKS - This is a CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE mushroom (if you have spore cultivation skills for non-sterile spores) (Also called Neolentinus tigrinus. We went with the older name for this - there is a lot of confusion between this and the Train Wrecker (neolentinus lepideus), but this is undoubtedly a Little Shiitake mushroom). This mushroom is traditionally named "Little Shiitake" for its similarity to Shiitake mushrooms. Lentinus tigrinus is a Shiitake type mushroom that is more delicate, a little smaller and thinner in the cap, and a brown-gray, to bronzy silver color with a varying amount of scales around the edges - the dryer it is, the whiter and more scaly and broken the cap will appear - and with a white, lightly flocculous stipe. The cap edge and gills are folded in the same manner as a Shiitake when the cap is not fully unfurled.) Grows under mixed forest, in thick duff. Boulder Bench strain.

 

Lentinus strigosus (Ruddy Panus) $190 Pro/ $65 Backyard - CULTIVATABLE mushroom (if you have spore cultivation skills for non-sterile spores) Eastern Logjam strain.

Neolentinus ponderosus (Giant Sawgill) $189 CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE mushroom (if you have spore cultivation skills for non-sterile spores) - this is a large mycellial mass mushroom. Neuroregenerative (must be used sparingly if used medicinally), grows on pines. A very large and meaty mushroom, and a good edible with a lightly sweet flavor in young specimens, and a somewhat resinous flavor in larger specimens. Pine Glades strain.

Boletus rubriceps (Rocky Mountain Red King, cook well) $280 Pro/ $95 Backyard - Mycorrhizal (Suspected dependent Mycorrhizal, not Obligate). (This species is a delicious edible, it dries and cans VERY well. The cap is very red (brick to burgundy) with a distinct tan to yellow margin (about 1/4" wide). Stipe is full, and finely to deeply reticulated, and occasionally has a little reddish blush. Pores are tan to olive brown (darker with age), and the pore surface on younger specimens WILL very slowly AGE to a pinkish red color after the mushroom is picked. It is NOT a rapid red stainer, and we have eaten it many times. Cook well, and there is no risk with this one (aside from allergies, which are an issue with all mushrooms for SOME people). Fine Porcini flavor, grows under pines. Boulder Bench strain.

Boletus auripes (Butter Bolete) $580 Pro/ $195 Backyard - Obligate Mycorrhizal. (Very limited quantities) Rocky Ridge strain.

Boletus barrowsii (White King) $760 Pro/ $225 Backyard - Mycorrhizal (Suspected dependent Mycorrhizal, not Obligate). (Limited quantities) A choice bolete mushroom, found under aspen trees in the Rocky Mountains. Boulder Bench strain.

Boletus bicolor (Bicolor Bolete) $400 Pro/ $135 Backyard - Obligate Mycorrhizal. Pacific Forest strain.

Boletus edulis (Italian Porcini) $487 Pro/$164 Backyard - Obligate Mycorrhizal. Italian Montagna strain. THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOLETUS EDULIS.

Tricholoma muricatum (Grubby Knight - cook well at high heat) $130 Pro/ $65 Backyard - Mycorrhizal (Suspected dependent mycorrhizal, not Obligate). Rocky Ridge strain.

Flammulina populicola (Aspen Enoki - cook lightly) $580 Pro/ $195 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. Edible cousin to Enoki, pale yellow cap, with a white to yellow stipe. Grows under deciduous trees. Aspen Woods strain.

Flammulina velutipes (Velvet Foot, Wild variety) $455 Pro/ $155 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. This is Enoki, in the wild variety. Sticky yellow/tan cap, with a distinct velvety appearing stipe which is dark brown to black at the base, and fades to tan/yellow at the top. White gills and spores. Grows on deciduous wood, and found on the ground around old stumps, but can grow quite high up in dead trees. Aspen Woods strain.

Pholiota multifolia (Orange Folly - pressure cook) $370 Pro/ $125 Backyard - Considered CHOICE (or GOOD) by many, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. Limited quantities. Aspen Woods strain.

Pholiota adiposa (Fatty Pholiota - cook well) $280 Pro/ $95 Backyard - Considered GOOD (or "interesting") by many, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. Grows well on most deciduous trees. Aspen Woods strain.

Clitocybe gibba (Common Funnel, same species as Lepista flaccida, Lepista inversa, Lepista subalpina, cook well) $250 Pro/ $85 Backyard - CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. Grows profusely, on rotted wood, often buried. This is kind of small mushroom, but fruits prolifically, so you can usually get enough to do something with. Boulder Bench strain.

Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Fairy Parasol, cook well, avoid alcohol) $250 Pro/ $85 Backyard - Considered CHOICE by many, and easily CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. Boulder Bench strain.

Coprinopsis atramentaria (Tippler's Bane) $235 Pro/ $80 Backyard - Considered GOOD by some, and easily CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. This one DOES have Coprine in it. Avoid alcohol. Rabbit Valley strain.

 

Lepista irina (White Blewit, must be cooked) $460 Pro/ $155 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - requires more mycellial mass than many cultivated mushrooms. Light fruity smell, all white mushroom. Aspen Woods strain.

Lepista persici (Peach Blewit, must be cooked) $880 Pro/ $295 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - requires more mycellial mass than many cultivated mushrooms. Lovely peach colored mushroom with a distinctively Blewity shape. This is NOT a faded Clitocybe nuda (gradient pink or mauve, or faded tan), it is very different in coloration. Thick cap with a thicker umbo, in rolled cap edge, and Blewity feel. Peach colored gills that have pinkish spores, and the entire mushroom, cap, gills and stipe, is a distinctive peach color without any gradation in color. It stains the color of orange sherbet, and smells faintly of orange juice. (Differentiate from Lepista (Clitocybe) nuda, by the following features - cap, flesh, stipe, gills, are all the same color, whereas L. nuda has cap cuticle color that is different than cap flesh color, and gills are same color as cap. L. persici has no other color on the stipe where L. nuda does, and L. nuda does not stain, L. persici does (the entire mushroom will bruise orange). Color of L. persici is also distinctively a peach color - there is no other name for it, it is not pink, tan, mauve, beige, brown, lilac, or any other shade, it is the perfect light pinky orange color defined by Mr. Crayola as PEACH! Cap has a slightly higher umbo, and thicker flesh under the umbo than L. nuda, and is more like L. irina in shape. I have found L. nuda, L. irina, and L. persici in different places in the hills within 50 miles of our home.) Aspen Woods strain.

Lepista personata (Field Blewit) $262 Pro/ $89 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - requires more mycellial mass than many cultivated mushrooms. Mr. T strain.

Hypholoma lateritium (Brick Top, cook well) $430 Pro/ $145 Backyard - CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. Boulder Bench strain.

Amanita aprica (Cook well after 1 parboil) $520 Pro/ $175 Backyard - Mycorrhizal (Suspected Dependent mycorrhizal, not Obligate). Rocky Ridge strain.

Amanita muscaria (Parboil 15 minutes in LOT of water, drain, parboil again 5 minutes and discard water again, fry in butter) $550 Pro/ $185 Backyard - Mycorrhizal (Suspected Dependent mycorrhizal, not Obligate). Found growing under conifers, but reputedly not picky. This mushroom is used by stupid people who think you can use it to get high without suffering nasty side effects. You can't. Ever. Really. Ok, go ahead and try it if you don't mind vomiting and bleeding from your bowels. The toxin that makes you stomach crampingly sick usually won't kill you (though it can), but it always makes you sick enough that you wish it had! You just cannot get enough of the hallucinogenic compounds into you without also taking a massive load of the stuff that makes you vomit and groan and writhe in pain - because the thing that gets you high is the very thing that makes you sick! And it will make you sick BEFORE it gets you high! So don't bother! Instead, parboil the sucker, and fry it in butter. In spite of recent controversy (based on contemporary information, not on traditional and historic information), this mushroom HAS been consumed safely as an edible (especially during hard times) by peoples around the world, for millenia. We have just forgotten that some mushrooms need to be parboiled prior to cooking them in your recipe. This mushroom fruits gregariously once established, and the mushrooms can get quite large, with buttons that are 2-4" across. Boulder Bench strain.

Suillus pseudobrevipe (Orange Suillus) $670 Pro/ $225 Backyard - Mycorrhizal (Suspected Dependent mycorrhizal, not Obligate). Non-bruising Suillus, dries very well. Rocky Ridge strain.

Suillus americanus (Chicken Fat Suillus) $580 Pro/ $195 Backyard - Mycorrhizal (Suspected Dependent mycorrhizal, not Obligate). Yellow cap with red streaks and dots around the edges. This mushroom does not need peeled prior to consumption, but does need to be cooked. This is a slower staining strain, it is likely that it crossed with Suillus luteus (both are edible). Grows under pines in thick needle duff. Pine Glades strain.

Hygrophorus pudorinus - (Tan Waxy Cap, cook well) $280 Pro/ $95 Backyard - CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE on the right substrate (combo of finished compost with dirt, and a heavy casing of woody matter), by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - does better with more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. River Refuge strain.

Hygrophorus russula - (Russula Waxy Cap, or Bleeding Waxy Cap, cook well) $970 Pro/ $325 Backyard - CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE on the right substrate (combo of finished compost with dirt, and a heavy casing of woody matter), by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - does better with more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. Aspen Woods strain.

Pluteus petasatus - (A white to buff pluteus, must be cooked) $250 Pro/ $85 Backyard - CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - require more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. Rabbit Valley strain.

Pluteus admirabilis - (Yellow Pluteus, must be cooked) $280 Pro/ $95 Backyard - Considered CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - require more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. Bright yellow pluteus species that has neuroregenerative medicinal benefits, as well as being considered to be a good edible. Found under aspens. Boulder Bench strain.

Pluteus cervinus - Classic Deer Mushroom $280 Pro/ $95 Backyard - Considered CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - require more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. (Limited quantities) Brown to Gray Brown mushroom with wrinkled umbo, and pink gills, this mushroom is unmistakeable once you've held it in your hands. Loves dead wood in the shade. Boulder Bench strain.

Pluteus flavofuligineus - Part of the Pluteus cervinus group of mushrooms. $265 Pro/ $90 Backyard - Considered CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - require more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. (Limited quantities) Dark brown mushroom with lightly wrinkled umbo, and pink gills, this mushroom is unmistakeable once you've held it in your hands. Loves dead wood in the shade. Aspen Woods strain.

Agaricus augustus - The Prince $655 Pro/ $220 Backyard - CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores - this is a LARGE mycellial mass mushroom.  Classically lovely almond smell, this large agaricus mushroom is prized for both size and usefulness. Boulder Bench strain. If you cannot afford this, try Agaricus Smithii.

Agaricus smithii - The Princess $250 Pro/ $85 Backyard - CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores.  Intense almond smell when fresh, this is the cousin to the Prince, and is somewhat smaller in size, with the same cap color. If you cannot afford The Prince, this is the mushroom to buy, because it is just as usable in the kitchen, smells just as wonderful, just smaller in size. Boulder Bench strain.

Agaricus bernardii - Salt Loving Agaricus $580 Pro/ $195 Backyard - Considered CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. White button mushroom that grows well in alkaline soils. Pine Glades strain.

Agaricus abolutescens - Conifer Button $455 Pro/ $155 Backyard - Considered CHOICE, and CULTIVATABLE by anyone who can cultivate from non-sterile spores. White button mushroom that grows well under conifers. Rocky Ridge strain.

Calocybe indica var. dixie - Mini Milky $1170 Pro/ $395 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores - requires more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. Smaller variety of the large tropical mushroom Calocybe indica, which is known as the Milky Mushroom. Tropical specimens are massive, this strain is smaller, and grows in cooler climates. Discovered in the Dixie National Forest, it is always small specimens, because the deer eat it before it gets very large. We have specimens up to about 6" tall and about 3" caps. The dry weather in this area generally produces smaller mushroom specimens than moister climates, so we do not know what this would do with heavier warm rains (we are right on the edge between temperate and sub-tropic zones). It grows under pines in deep needle litter. Pine Glades strain.

Calocybe gambosa var. nix - Mini Milky $1170 Pro/ $395 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores - requires more mycellial mass than most cultivated mushrooms. Larger variety of the St. George's mushroom, with a flat and cracked white cap. White spores, firm and smooth textured cap (even in the cracks), with a curled cap edge. Caps grow 4-6", on a low stipe. Grows in grassy meadows. Mountaintop Meadows strain.

Ramaria aurea (Yellow Coral) $250 Pro/ $85 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores. Compact branching coral mushroom that ranges in color from tan to ochre to bright yellow, depending on environment. Grows under most forests. Boulder Bench strain.

Cerioporus squamosus (Polyporus squamosus, Dryad's Saddle) $772 Pro/ $259 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores - does better with larger than average mycellial mass. Mr. T strain.

Ganoderma resinaceum (Resinous Reishi) $520 Pro/ $175 Backyard - CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores. Used as an alternate for Reishi medicinally. Aspen Glade strain.

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) $265 Pro/ $90 Backyard - CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores. Rocky Ridge strain.

Lyophyllum decastes (Fried Chicken Mushroom) $520 Pro/ $175 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores - this is a large mycellial mass mushroom. Pine Glades strain

Lyophyllum loricatum (Fried Chicken Mushroom) $415 Pro/ $140 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores - this is a large mycellial mass mushroom. Pine Glades strain

Albatrellus ovinus (Forest Lamb Mushroom) $700 Pro/ $235 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores - this is a large mycellial mass mushroom. Cooked well, this is a well appreciated culinary mushroom in some parts of the world. Aspen Woods strain.

Armillaria Tabescens (Honey Mushrooms) $400 Pro/ $135 Backyard - CHOICE and CULTIVATABLE MUSHROOM for anyone who can cultivate from spores - requires larger than average mycellial mass for large fruitings. Cook well. Some species of Armillaria are considered to be parasitic, but are generally found on trees that are in the process of dying, so it is kinda a chicken and egg issue. Original specimens harvested from Aspen stumps, long dead. Aspen Woods strain.

 

Obligate Mycorrhizal - Requires a symbiotic host plant in order to fruit.

Dependent Mycorrhizal - May be induced to fruit sparingly in ideal conditions without a host (but with sufficient composted and fresh debris from the appropriate host plant), but requires symbiotic host plant in order to fruit heavily in the wild. Requires a larger mycellial mass in order to fruit without a symbiotic host.

Cultivatable - Saprophytic mushroom that is cultivatable on an appropriate substrate.

Large Mycellial Mass Mushroom - Requires at least 4 times the amount of substrate, fully colonized, to fruit well. Many require far more. Rule of thumb is, the larger the mushroom, or the denser the average flush, the greater the amount of substrate required to develop sufficient mycellial mass to support the fruiting.

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