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OfflineRustik
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Rank species by cultivation difficulty!
    #1605875 - 06/03/03 08:21 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I am hoping to start growing some edibles soon. I'm experienced with 'other' species, but edibles are too tempting to pass up!

Hopefully someone with experience growing edibles can post a list of a few species, from least difficult to most difficult.. I would like to start out with something easy, and work my way up. This will be my guide.

I have never had the opportunity to try any gourmet mushrooms, except for the traditional buttons that are commonly sold at grocery stores.. I think they are buttons anyway. I'm going to purchase some portabellas if I can find them at the grocery store, because I hear they are excellent!

If anyone has any advice, it would be appreciated.

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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: Rustik]
    #1606814 - 06/04/03 02:57 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

well I'd say pleurotus. I cannot spell tonight.


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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: Rustik]
    #1607550 - 06/04/03 12:22 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

From easiest to hardest, in my opinion.

Pleurotus var. Osteratus, Cornucopiae, Djamor are of similar difficulty in my opinion - Eryngii is a little harder than the rest, and i think that Pulmonarius is easiest.

Hericium Erinaceus - These are very easy to fruit, if you're familliar with making sawdust blocks.

Shiitake - With a good culture, it's easy to get fruit from this species. Again, important to know how to make sawdust blocks.

Stropharia Rugosoannulata - I have had an easy time getting fruit using just straw, with a casing layer (pasteurized 50/50 verm/peat, with a bit of oyster shell that I crush with mortar and pestle, into a fine dust). I keep it in conditions similar to that of cubensis.

And the hardest of the easy for me were

Agaricus (blazii / brasiliensis) - I got decent yields after some trial and error, a few green casing layers, etc. Finally realized that I needed to leave the cooling sack of casing outside for 24h. After that it seemed to work. (biological, i guess)

Agaricus Brunnescens - same as above, was working on them at the same time, and success came at the same time.

A few that I have had trouble fruiting, or low yielding fruitings were..

Lepista Nuda (blewitt), I only got 2 fruits - medium sized, have cultured a clone now - so we'll see....

Coprinus Comatus - My bane! I cannot get pinning with this species, no matter how hard I try. I don't know what i'm doing wrong.

Pholiota Nameko - I have only gotten a few fruits, in my climate it is hard for me to keep anything at the temp they like during fruiting. My results have been mediocre at best. A full block and only got barely enough for an addition to some stir frys.



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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: Raadt]
    #1608815 - 06/04/03 07:37 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Never done Agrocybe Agerita?


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Actually, it's very easy to isolate a super producing sclerotia strain.

Follow the strain isolation technique on Let's Grow Mushrooms, and then select sectors early which are brown in color.  By the second or third transfer, you'll see stones developing, and this is only about 1 month after the original swipe of spores on agar.

Now, take each stone and move it to a new dish.  Soon, the mycelium will grow out and you'll see fresh stones developing, and if they're good strains, the sclerotia is forming long before the mycelium reaches the edge of the plate.  Pick strains which form four or five stones within two weeks and use these for your grain masters.
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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: Raadt]
    #1609140 - 06/04/03 09:39 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Wow Raadt. You are the man! You have fruited all those indoors? That is great. I will have to give my SA a try for sure then.


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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: r05c03]
    #22716576 - 12/30/15 01:14 PM (2 years, 1 month ago)

I'm wondering how you edible and gourmet people list your difficulties now?


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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: taGyo]
    #22716609 - 12/30/15 01:26 PM (2 years, 1 month ago)

Damn tagy this is a old one :smile:


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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: oregon.trailboy]
    #22716629 - 12/30/15 01:35 PM (2 years, 1 month ago)

Oldy but goody imo.

I was gonna make the thread but I found this one already from the same guy that did the VVVV wedge thread.


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