Chestnut Mushroom (Pholiota adiposa)
Chestnut Mushroom Grow Stick
Under the right conditions the Chestnut Mushroom fruits readily and is a great option if you’re just starting out in your home growing journey.
They have a delicious crunch and a nutty flavour with a slight peppery finish, providing a unique addition to any dish.
The Chestnut Mushroom, a close cousin of the slimy capped Nameko Mushroom (Pholiota microspora), is a wonderful clustering, wood-loving mushroom. They form dense clusters of beautiful shaggy-capped mushrooms with dark orange gills. They are a saprophytic and weak parasitic species that grow on living and dead stems of European beech trees in their natural range.
As they prefer cooler temperatures, they take a little longer to mature once they have started pinning. Expect to harvest 7 to 10 days after primordia (pins) have formed.
These mushrooms, with their nutty flavour, bring a unique and satisfying texture to any dish.
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Fruiting Instructions: Refer to our Knowledge Portal for detailed instructions on how best to fruit this species.
Fruiting months: Autumn, Winter, Early Spring
Pinning Temp: 12°C – 18°C
Pinning Humidity: 95% – 100%
Fruiting Temp: 12°C – 21°C
Fruiting Humidity: 85% – 90%
Cultivation Difficulty: Medium