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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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Our Mushroom Growing Kits

Our kits are built to allow an easy, fun growing experience, without holding you back from furthering your knowledge and experience with fungi. For beginners, we recommend either the Oyster Mushroom kit or the Field/Shop Mushroom kit, as these are fairly simple kits to master.

For a bit more of a challenge, and if you have some outdoor space, try the garden giant – the Burgundy Mushroom, or use the same methods learnt from the Field/Shop Mushrooms to grow Shaggy Ink Caps.

If you have some broad-leafed hardwoods such as Oak, Alder or Poplar that need pruning, why not innoculate the cut branches with Shiitake or Tawaka dowels?

All of our mushrooms are entirely edible and are from strong strains, grown and multiplied over many seasons for our temperate New Zealand climate.

Mushroom Gift Pack

Our gift pack includes an Oyster Mushroom or Field/Shop Mushroom Easy-Grow Kit, plus a booklet or computer thumb drive — ‘Growing Mushrooms’, a great guide to new and exciting ways of growing edible fungi. Click here for more details.

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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