Flammulina velutipes

Velvet Foot Collybia

Strain: M 4600

 

Qualities:

  • forms elegant clusters of decorative mushrooms
  • especially interesting for bottle growth

Characteristics:

A native species, appearing on hardwood stubs after the first frost.  Forms orange-yellowish elegant little mushrooms in impressive clusters.  Is cultivated in Japan in bottles with a collar, through which the stems push (up to 10 - 15 cm) and elegant clusters of fruit bodies with minuscule caps (5 mm diam.) harvested in one go.

Origin

world wide in moderate areas

Recommended substrate

composition:

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

humidity:

62-63 %

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:

Ca. 14 days

Ripening phase

room temperature:

18- 20 °C

duration:

ca. 20 days

Induction temperature

7-10 °C

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

13-16 °C

relative humidity:

90-95 %

CO2-concentration:

3000-4000 ppm

light:

100-200 lux

Flushes

number:

2

interval:

10-12 days

Average yield

150 g 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.