Hypsizygus tessulatus

Buna-Shimeji

Strain: M 4786

 

Qualities:

  • tasty mushroom
  • good storage

Characteristics:

Beautiful white, clustering mushroom. The so-called "Shimeji" found its way around the world after the big commercial successes in Japanese bottle farms. The snow white, smooth caps are often harvested at a diameter of ca. 2 cm, in clumps and before the caps open, while fully grown mushrooms can reach a diameter of 7 to 9 cm.

Origin

moderate areas in Old and New World

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. 20 days

Ripening phase

room temperature:

18- 20 °C

duration:

40- 50 days

Induction temperature

10-15 °C

spray surface
scratching after 70-100 days

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

13-18 °C

relative humidity:

90%

CO2-concentration:

2000-3000 ppm

light:

500-1000 lux

air movement none

Flushes

number:

2

interval:

Ca. 20 days

Average yield

180 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.