Stropharia rugoso-annulata

Wine-red Stropharia

Strain: M 5012

 

Qualities:

  • attractive appearance
  • little demanding in cultivating techniques

Characteristics:

A brown-rotter, domesticated in the European East block.  Owes its success mainly to its slight resemblance to the Boletus edulis (smooth chestnut-coloured cap, 6- 8 cm diameter) and is therefore picked before the caps open.  Is very suitable for extensive cultivation on entire straw bales, but also intensively grown as described below.

Origin

moderate areas in Old and New World

Recommended substrate

straw

Heat treatment

bulk pasteurisation: temp. in centre substrate minimum 4 hours at 62 °C

Inoculation

mix with ± 2% spawn

Recommended bag

loose PE or HDPE bag

Substrate size

15 to 20 kg per bag

Incubation

room temperature:

20-22 °C

substrate temperature:

25-30 °C

duration:

Ca. 4 weeks

Casing soil (facultative)

composition

similar to Agaricus bisporus

humidity

72-74 %

thickness

3,5 to 5 cm

Ripening phase

20-30 days

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

10-20 °C

relative humidity:

80- 85%

CO2-concentration:

less than 1500 ppm

light:

not necessary

Flushes

number:

2-3

interval:

2- 4 weeks

Total production cycle

4- 5 months

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.