The Chestnut mushroom falls into the same family as the white button mushroom, but with much more delicious flavor described to be "nutty" and a finer texture as well. Professional mushroom farmers will allow Chestnut mushrooms to grow out into a larger size which they then sell as "portobellos." Chestnut mushrooms generally have a brown color that can even turn to a brighter orange color depending on light cycle. During the first stages of growth, the caps produce small white dots all throughout the caps making it appear as if a blanket of snowflakes fell onto the mushrooms!
Our 5 pound grow kits use a proprietary mix of
hardwood & grain spawn. Using only first generation mycelium, our
colonized bags produce around 2.5-3 pounds of mushrooms. Easy to use, just
cut and mist or place the bag in a clear tote along with a small amount
of water and mist daily.
- 5 pound colonized spawn bag
- Ultra-fine pump mister
- Simple Instructions
To get the best yield results with our gourmet mushroom grow kits, we recommend using one of our monotubs. Check them out here!
You can also use one of our humidity domes. Find those here!
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Fruiting Temperature: 65-79 degrees
Light Cycle: 12 hours of light per day
Water Cycle: Spray with water 1-2 times per day using included ultra-fine pump mister
Average Yield: 2-3 pounds of mushrooms (wet weight)
Notes: Can take up to 3-4 weeks to start pinning
Chestnut Mushroom: This mushroom variety falls in between a white button mushroom and portobello mushrooms. Chestnut mushrooms have a delicious, rich, nutty flavor and a texture similar to portobellos. The visual appeal of Chestnut has much more to offer however. The caps are covered in white dots appearing to as if they were snowflakes!
During the first 2-3 weeks of fruiting a Chestnut Mushroom Grow Kit, the surface of the block may appear to crack as if it were drying out. This is just the mycelium preparing to producing pins! By the fourth week, the pins should begin popping up all throughout the surface of the block. Chestnut does prefer a bit drier of an environment but can withstand more humidity and moisture as well. It also requires at least 12 hours of light per day.
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