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Edible fungi you can grow at home:

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Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms

The mushroom of choice for beginners and new mushroom growers, for home or market. We can quickly get you growing on logs, straw, coffee waste and wood chips with our fresh spawn bred over decades to suit the unique conditions in NZ. Best of all, you can be picking in as little as 2-4 weeks!

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Sought after in most markets for its great flavour and texture especially when grown on your own wood also renown for its health benefits. It has a brown cap and white gills. Grow it from freshly cut logs of deciduous trees such as oak, poplar, birch, beech, maple or order a prepared log for a great gift or easy project.

Field or Shop Mushrooms

Field/Shop Mushrooms

Also called Agaricus or Field Mushrooms, they are white or brown depending on the strain and, button or flat shape, depending on the stage you pick them at. Freshly picked field mushrooms are sweet, juicy and tasty. Big Brown Flats are great on the BBQ or grilled!

Poplar or Tawaka Mushrooms

Poplar Mushrooms

A stunning New Zealand mushroom isolated from poplar and plane trees. It has an unusually large veil that hangs down like a skirt. This mushroom is also known as Tawaka in New Zealand. Recommended if you enjoy a strong savoury, meaty-mushroom flavour.

Burgundy Stropharia Mushrooms

Burgundy Mushrooms

This amazingly beautiful and ‘robust’ garden giant is usually wine red in colour and 5–30cm across. It likes to grow on straw, compost, sawdust, mulch or wood chips. Yields of many kilograms per square metre are possible if your soil is well mulched.

Shaggy Mane or Ink Cap

Shaggy Ink Cap

A wild clone from Ruakaka which fruits readily on compost from Autumn through to early summer. An interesting fungus to observe and a treat to eat, it grows on the same medium as field mushrooms but fruits earlier.

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Our Mushroom Growing Kits

Our kits are built to allow an easy, fun growing experience, without holding you back from furthering your knowledge and experience with fungi. For beginners, we recommend either the Oyster Mushroom kit or the Field/Shop Mushroom kit, as these are fairly simple kits to master.

For a bit more of a challenge, and if you have some outdoor space, try the garden giant – the Burgundy Mushroom, or use the same methods learnt from the Field/Shop Mushrooms to grow Shaggy Ink Caps.

If you have some broad-leafed hardwoods such as Oak, Alder or Poplar that need pruning, why not innoculate the cut branches with Shiitake or Tawaka dowels?

All of our mushrooms are entirely edible and are from strong strains, grown and multiplied over many seasons for our temperate New Zealand climate.

Mushroom Gift Pack

Our gift pack includes an Oyster Mushroom or Field/Shop Mushroom Easy-Grow Kit, plus a booklet or CD — ‘Growing Mushrooms’, a great guide to new and exciting ways of growing edible fungi. Click here for more details.

Happy Customers

“Just wanted to let you know that my mushroom kit is a great success. I have oyster mushrooms sprouting all over the bag. Really pleased.”

–  Cristine –  Paraparaumu,

“Growing the oyster mushrooms was great fun for the whole family. They seem to be relatively easy to grow in hay. We loved to watch the spawning. We grew them in our garage. I have previously purchased a kit from Palmers, and kept it regenerating for well over 10 cycles”

–  T.H. –  Whangarei,

“The mycelium was very quick to colonise the bag, and the fruits were huge.”

–  A.S. –  Auckland

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