Mushroom Gourmet

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 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 pre-order the Ready-to-Grow sawdust log for a great gift or easy project. Many varieties and modern strains

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 or white flat portobellos 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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Welcome to Mushroom Gourmet!

Since 1993 we have been supplying New Zealand with mushroom spawn, and teaching our customers how to grow mushrooms and edible fungi for Food, Health, Fun, and Extra Income. Kits with everything included can be grown indoors, outdoors, at home, at school or on your lifestyle block.

There's something for all skill levels — from beginner kits and gift packs to regular bulk spawn supply and there's a course on setting up your own small business. For educators, there are single demo or class packs with full growing instructions. To supplement the instructions we can supply powerpoint or CD format information.

Grow your own edible fungi to supplement your diet and income without toxic chemicals while recycling waste materials from on or off your property. It’s also a fascinating process for people young and old to observe and learn about. The site is for NZ customers, but you may buy gifts from overseas for NZ residents and use Paypal to pay. The kits below are available at most garden centres.

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Our Oyster and Field Mushroom kits are available from most garden stores nationwide – these include a voucher code to redeem which will get the spawn part of the kit sent to you. If you have purchased one of these, click on the button below to redeem your voucher.

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Happy Customers

“ ....with dowels I got from you just over a year ago, and the results have been fantastic, with 750 g to 1 kg of shiitake from 3 x 50 cm long logs on each soaking. Prof JB Auckland thanks for the advice. With 3 nights in the fridge the mushrooms started to grow an the 5th day. The first flush was sufficient for 3 meals. Flavour: excellent. Will now try the transfer method for a new culture and get the second flush started. G+W Charteris Bay Thanks for a great fun product and yummy too CJ Palmerston North- hi another order,, the first order you sent is going excellent , so ive decided to try another sort.. .excellent easy to deal with.. ..im rapt ..at dealing with your products...excellent as always. NH Paeroa- The mycelium was very quick to colonise the bag, and the fruits were huge AS Auckland- Hi Tim, The package just turned up :) Thanks for you help and the quick turnaround! Cheers, AP Wellington- 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 TH Whangarei- Thank you so much for the very prompt delivery. Cheers JS Whakatane- Thank you very much for the brilliant service. Parcel arrived this morning JM Dargaville- Hi guys, parcel arrived this morning. Thanks for the awesome service. Have a merry xmas. Cheers KF Oamaru- 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- Hi Tim, I just wanted to say Ive had a chance to play with that new culture and its growing happy and healthy and clean! Thank you so much again for all the effort you put in, its greatly appreciated. Cheers, CS Ellerslie Oct 2017

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