Psilocybe cubensis 'B '
Average fruit body heights reach six to eight inches with caps
averaging one to three inches in diameter during later flushes. When
growing in cooler temperatures, it usually always produces a very
beautiful color caramel cap and stems. When growing in warmer
temperatures, it's color changes to a more golden color at times. The
stems are generally very thick, and it produces some large caps. Its a
very heavy spore depositor. It also drops a very thick veil.
A very versatile cubensis, loved by many for how easy it is to grow.
Adapting and growing in such a wide range of temperature conditions and
substrates in nature. The B has been witnessed growing outdoors in
nature fruiting several times in a wide range of temps and substrates.
Several times one winter, night time low of 45F, day high of 60F, the
B just flourished. Spring/summer, low of 75F, high of 90F, the B once
again fruited beautifully. Not a super fast colonizer, its speed is
average. The B strain is highly sought after due to the larger than
average fruit sizes, some reportedly reaching up to 14 inches in
length. When compared to other P. cubensis strains, the B is often
considered a giant fruiter. Very large fruits can be expected on more
nutrient rich substrates such cased grains, manure, compost and straw.
It was discovered by a grower that went by Mr. G. There was a lot of
controversy surrounding this mushroom for so long because Mr. G started
off by telling everyone it was an azure/cubensis hybrid. Although at
times it does grow some broadly umbonate caps like p. azurescens, it is
just a unique cubensis.
moderate to potent
picture courtesy of thehawkseye