The Chestnut Mushroom falls somewhere between white button and portobello mushrooms in terms of size. Its flavor is deliciously rich and nutty, while its texture is akin to that of portobellos. However, Chestnut mushrooms are not just tasty, they are also visually striking, with their caps covered in white dots resembling snowflakes. When growing Chestnut Mushrooms using a Grow Kit, the block's surface may crack during the first 2-3 weeks of fruiting, which is actually a sign that the mycelium is getting ready to produce pins. By the fourth week, pins should start appearing all over the block's surface. While Chestnut Mushrooms prefer a drier environment, they can tolerate higher humidity levels. Additionally, they require at least 12 hours of daily light. Chestnut mushrooms, also known as Cremini Mushrooms or Brown Mushrooms, are a type of edible mushroom that belong to the same species as the White-Button Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus). They are native to Europe and North America and are now widely cultivated and consumed around the world. Chestnut mushrooms have a firmer texture and a deeper, more robust flavor than white button mushrooms. They are often used in savory dishes such as soups, stews, sauces, and stir-fries. They can also be eaten raw in salads or as a garnish. In terms of nutrition, Chestnut mushrooms are low in calories and fat and are a good source of fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, potassium, and selenium. They are also high in antioxidants, which can help protect against oxidative damage and inflammation in the body.
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- Fruiting Temperature: 65-79 degrees
- Light Cycle: 12 hours of light per day
- Water Cycle: Mist 1-2 times per day using included ultra-fine pump mister
- Average Yield: 2-3 pounds of mushrooms (wet weight)
**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.
- 5 pound colonized spawn bag
- Pump mister
- Simple Instructions
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