The White Button Mushroom has a very gentle, classic ‘mushroom’ flavour. The small caps mean you can get a lot of fruit from not a lot of space. It is easy to grow on a traditional substrate such as straw or straw pellets but can also thrive on more unusual substrates such as coffee grounds. All of these versatile qualities help demonstrate what a good grow this is if you are making a foray into the world of edible mushroom growing on a larger scale and want to start experimenting with what is good.
All of our spawn is stored in specialist breathable Microsac bags. This means that the spawn is always at its freshest, from our fridges to yours. It also boasts a very low generational count. The lower the generation of the spawn, the nearer to the original spore sample, so at only the fourth generation, this spawn is guaranteed to be both high-quality and dependable.
For larger quantities, check out our wholesale collection.
Grow Time: 3-5 weeks
Growing Temperature: 17-21oC
|Binomial name||Agaricus bisporus|
|Inoculation rate||8-10 litre spawn / ton|
|Natural substrate||traditional or synthetic Agaricus-compost|
|Incubation||compost temperature:||23-27 °C|
|Primordia induction||(night time)* temperature:||20-21 °C|
|air temperature:||17-18 °C|
|relative humidity:||90-95 %|
|Flushes||number:||2 to 5|
|Total production cycle||from the end of incubation: 5 to 11 weeks|
|Average yield||30 to 35 kg/ m² at a fill weight of 90 kg/ m² fully grown compost|
*Primordia are induced by a shock. For most mushroom species, this is done with a thermal shock, which is defined by the minimum temperature during the day-night cycle.
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 seriously affect the results.