Mushroom Gourmet

Edible fungi you can grow at home:

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Kits and dowel spawn have full instructions including info on keeping the culture going and making your own compost. For Christmas 2018 our last South Island mail out is 18th Dec and last North Island mail out is 19th Dec. Merry Christmas and many thanks for supporting us to spread the fun of mushroom growing. We mail out next year from Jan 14th

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms

Great for beginners and new mushroom growers. Get growing quickly on logs, straw, coffee waste and wood chips. Either the pink, flamingo, djamor or grey have been bred over decades to suit the unique conditions in NZ. Picking can start in just 2-4 weeks for home or markets using our fresh spawn grown on organic grain

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Sought after for its great flavour, texture and health benefits, especially when grown on your own wood. The brown cap and white flecks of certain strains make attractive mushrooms. Grow from freshly cut logs of deciduous trees eg oak, poplar, birch, beech, maple or pre-order a Ready-to-Grow sawdust log for a great gift or easy project. Many varieties and modern strains

Field or Shop Mushrooms

Field/Shop Mushrooms

Also called Agaricus, Portobello, Chestnut, Button or Field Mushrooms. Choose white or brown. Grow button or flat shape, depending on the stage you pick them at. Freshly picked field mushrooms are sweet, juicy and tasty. Big brown or white flat portobellos are great on the BBQ or grilled.

Poplar or Tawaka Mushrooms

Poplar Mushrooms

A stunning New Zealand mushroom isolated from poplar and plane trees. It has an unusually large veil that hangs down like a skirt. This mushroom is also known locally as Tawaka. Recommended if you enjoy a strong savoury, meaty-mushroom flavour.

Burgundy Stropharia Mushrooms

Burgundy Mushrooms

An amazingly beautiful and ‘robust’ garden giant, usually wine red in colour and 5–30cm across. It likes to grow on straw, stalky compost, sawdust, deciduous mulch or wood chips. Yields of many kilograms per square metre are possible if your soil is well mulched.

Shaggy Mane or Ink Cap

Shaggy Ink Cap

A local wild clone which fruits readily on compost from Autumn through to early summer. An interesting fungus to observe and a treat to eat, it grows on the same medium as field mushrooms but fruits earlier.

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Welcome to Mushroom Gourmet!

Since 1993 we have been supplying New Zealand with mushroom spawn, and teaching our customers how to grow mushrooms and edible fungi for Food, Health, Fun, and Extra Income. Kits with everything included can be grown indoors, outdoors, at home, at school or on your lifestyle block.

There's something for all skill levels — from beginner kits and gift packs to regular bulk spawn supply and there's a course on setting up your own small business. For educators, there are single demo or class packs with full growing instructions. To supplement the instructions we can supply powerpoint or CD format information.

Grow your own edible fungi to supplement your diet and income without toxic chemicals while recycling waste materials from on or off your property. It’s also a fascinating process for people young and old to observe and learn about. The site is for NZ customers, but you may buy gifts from overseas for NZ residents and use Paypal to pay. The kits below are available at most garden centres.

We offer full support and rapid reply to emails. All spawn is grown on natural or organic ingredients. If you need other edible varieties or strains please contact us.

Redeem Your Voucher

Our Oyster and Field Mushroom kits are available from most garden stores nationwide – these include a voucher code to redeem which will get the spawn part of the kit sent to you. If you have purchased one of these, click on the button below to redeem your voucher.

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Happy Customers

“ ....with dowels I got from you just over a year ago, and the results have been fantastic, with 750 g to 1 kg of shiitake from 3 x 50 cm long logs on each soaking. Prof JB Auckland thanks for the advice. With 3 nights in the fridge the mushrooms started to grow an the 5th day. The first flush was sufficient for 3 meals. Flavour: excellent. Will now try the transfer method for a new culture and get the second flush started. G+W Charteris Bay Thanks for a great fun product and yummy too CJ Palmerston North- hi another order,, the first order you sent is going excellent , so ive decided to try another sort.. .excellent easy to deal with.. ..im rapt ..at dealing with your products...excellent as always. NH Paeroa- The mycelium was very quick to colonise the bag, and the fruits were huge AS Auckland- Hi Tim, The package just turned up :) Thanks for you help and the quick turnaround! Cheers, AP Wellington- Growing the oyster mushrooms was great fun for the whole family. They seem to be relatively easy to grow in hay. We loved to watch the spawning. We grew them in our garage. I have previously purchased a kit from Palmers, and kept it regenerating for well over 10 cycles TH Whangarei- Thank you so much for the very prompt delivery. Cheers JS Whakatane- Thank you very much for the brilliant service. Parcel arrived this morning JM Dargaville- Hi guys, parcel arrived this morning. Thanks for the awesome service. Have a merry xmas. Cheers KF Oamaru- Just wanted to let you know that my mushroom kit is a great success. I have oyster mushrooms sprouting all over the bag. Really pleased. Cristine Paraparaumu- Hi Tim, I just wanted to say Ive had a chance to play with that new culture and its growing happy and healthy and clean! Thank you so much again for all the effort you put in, its greatly appreciated. Cheers, CS Ellerslie Hi Tim I have been meaning to say thanks for the mushroom kit. Quite a bit of work but fascinating to see them grow over the winter under our sink and ended up having a good feed. Warm wishes Jack H Lower Hutt

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