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Rank species by cultivation difficulty!
    #1605875 - 06/03/03 08:21 PM (13 years, 9 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 (13 years, 9 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 (13 years, 9 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 (13 years, 9 months ago)

Never done Agrocybe Agerita?


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Re: Rank species by cultivation difficulty! [Re: Raadt]
    #1609140 - 06/04/03 09:39 PM (13 years, 9 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 (1 year, 2 months 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 (1 year, 2 months 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 (1 year, 2 months 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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