WINE CAP MUSHROOM GROWING KIT
Dive into the world of gourmet mushrooms with this fun and educational kit and grow your own Wine Cap mushrooms. Often called 'the gardeners' mushroom,' this kit is a fantastic way to delve deeper into the process of mushroom cultivation, going beyond what standard kits offer, and all without the need for specialized equipment.
Includes a 5mL Wine Cap mushroom culture, instructions, a glossary of terms, and a fungi-themed word search for a bit of fun. The instructions detail two methods of cultivation - in a bucket of straw or in an outdoor garden bed. The provided culture is sufficient to experiment with both methods.
Wine Cap mushrooms are known for their large size and earthy, nutty, potato-like flavor that is a hit with mushroom lovers. They are a versatile choice for home cultivation and will often continue growing in outdoor mushroom beds year after year. Watching them grow is a fascinating process, and cooking with your own homegrown mushrooms is a delight.
Stropharia rugosoannulata, commonly known as the wine cap stropharia, "garden giant", burgundy mushroom or king stropharia, is an agaric of the family Strophariaceae native to Europe and North America. They can grow up to 8 inches high with a reddish-brown convex to flattening cap up to 12 inches across, the size leading to another nickname: the godzilla mushroom.
Wine caps especially love to grow outdoors in the spring and fall seasons when temps are between 50-70 degrees. They can be grown indoors year-round, although they may be smaller when grown in indoor conditions.
The golden wine cap flavor profile is the same, only the cap is a toasty golden color.