Wine Cap Mushroom
The slimy cap mushroom is found in natural environments such as mounds, hay bales, compost, and fields.
The fruiting body is a cap of regular shape, situated in the center on top of the stem. The cap can range in color from light to dark brown and in shape from flat to semi-circular. The stem is always white and can be thick or thin, straight or branching at the base, and it has a ring. It grows individually or in groups.
This mushroom is rich in B-group vitamins and minerals. It has a mild, slightly acidic taste resembling a radish. It should not be consumed raw. It is excellent for sauces, soups, stews, and grilling on skewers.
- Substrate: wine cap mushrooms grow best in a substrate of wood chips and straw.
- Temperature: keep the substrate between 15-27°C (60-80°F) during colonization.
- Humidity: maintain high humidity levels of 70-90% to promote fruiting.
- Fresh air flow: maintain good airflow to prevent contamination.
- Spawning: inoculate the substrate with spawn and wait 2-4 weeks for colonization.
- Lifting: harvest the mushrooms when the caps separate from the stems.
The mushroom spawn is placed in a special package with microfilters that protect it from contamination while ensuring good oxygen circulation.
When purchasing the mushroom spawn, cultivation instructions are included.