Agrocybe aegerita

Black Poplar Mushroom

Strain: M 4100

 

Qualities:

  • good yield
  • tasty fruit bodies
  • good storage

Characteristics:

Popular Mediterranean mushroom, guaranteeing a nice production of bundled fruit bodies.  The brown caps of 3 to 5 mm diameter are sitting on creamy shaded stems of 1 cm diameter.  A minus point is its attractiveness to flies.

Origin

Southern Europe

Recommended substrate

composition:

80% hardwood, mixed fine + coarse
10% cereals
10% bran

humidity:

65-68 %

Recommended bag

Microsac type PPB50/SEU4/V40-51

Bag filling

before or after heat treatment: 3 to 4 kg/ bag

Heat treatment

sterilisation, by preference at 121 °C

Inoculation

mix with ± 1% spawn

Incubation

room temperature:

23 °C

substrate temperature:

25 °C

duration:

15-17 days

Ripening phase

room temperature:

18- 20 °C

duration:

30-40 days

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

16-22 °C

relative humidity:

80–85 %

CO2-concentration:

less than 2000 ppm

light:

500-1000 lux

Flushes

number:

2

interval:

Ca. 2 weeks

Average yield

180 to 200 g saleable mushrooms per kg fresh substrate

Important remark: the cultivation guidelines in our technical data sheets are a compilation of the data given to us by experienced cultivators.  Individual differences in the cultivation conditions can thoroughly affect the results.