Hericium erinaceus, also known as Pom-Pom Mushrooms, looks like clusters of cream-colored icicles, with a taste similar to lobster when sauteed in butter. Exotic and delicious.
Pleurotus pulmnarius has a uniquely fresh and subtle ﬂavor, with bluish to brown color that depends on the light level. See also our “TeePee” kit, designed for school science projects.
Ganoderma lucidum, China’s “mushroom of immortality,” is known for high immunomodulating properties in the medical literature. Not directly edible, it is used in teas and ground up for capsules.
Lentinula edodes, the king of mushrooms, is our specialty. Shiitake combines a smoky-woodsy ﬂavor with ﬁrm, chewy texture. Immune-stimulating properties make it a true “health food.” Growing shiitake in natural logs is cost-effective for your kitchen and/or for sales, e.g. as part of a CSA. For full information, visit our Spawn pages.
The TeePee Mushroom Kit — Pleurotus pulmonarius — is perfect for experiments and school science projects. The kit includes enough phoenix oyster spawn to inoculate 14 rolls of new toilet paper. A profusion of oyster mushrooms begins to fruit in 4-6 weeks, averages two or three fruitings.