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Countertop Mushroom Fruiting Kit

R350.00

A kit with all the tools needed to easily fruit our ready-to-fruit mushroom grow sticks.

The ceramic stand is compatible with our macramé hanger.

Best suited for mushrooms that fruit easily and need a lot of fresh air exchange, such as oyster mushrooms.

Available in dark grey and natural clay, with a grow stick of your choice.

Included in the purchase of a Countertop Mushroom Fruiting Kit

  • Ceramic fruiting stand: 19.5cm x 19.5cm x 5.5cm
  • Dry perlite: 50g
  • A misting bottle
  • Clear tape on easy dispenser
  • One ready-to-fruit Mushroom Grow Stick of your choice

Description

The Countertop Mushroom Fruiting Kit has all the tools you need to fruit our mushroom grow sticks! From the ceramic stand for ideal fruiting conditions to the clear tape and dispenser to tape up your grow stick in between flushes.

  • Our attractive ceramic stand is designed for the successful, easy fruiting of mushroom grow sticks. The perlite included is just enough to use in your stand for optimal fruiting conditions. The stand sits on a countertop or fits into our macramé.
  • A ready-to-fruit mushroom grow stick (sold separately here) rests on the central pillar of the unglazed base so that it doesn’t touch the soaked perlite which sits securely in the surrounding moat. This positioning prevents contamination and maximises the space available for fruiting. The perlite and the absorbent, unglazed ceramic allow for a slower evaporation rate between daily mistings. All of these factors contribute to maintaining an ideal environment for mushrooms to thrive with minimal care.
  • The misting bottle in this kit produces a very fine mist – which is ideal for your mushrooms.
  • Clear tape is best when taping up your mushrooms in between flushes so that you can see what’s going on underneath. Check out our method of getting additional flushes out of your grow stick here.

This method is best suited to mushrooms that fruit easily and need a lot of fresh air exchange (FAE). Oyster mushrooms are particularly well suited to this method but other varieties such as chestnut mushrooms will fruit well too.

Colours available: Terracotta or black.

Species of grow sticks available:
Grey oyster, brown oyster, chestnut mushrooms, king oyster, black pearl oyster, lion’s mane.

Usage Instructions

Step 1: Soak the 50g of perlite with 150ml tap water. After about 10 minutes, drain off any excess water.

Step 2: Fill the outer ring of the ceramic base with the soaked perlite. Leave the inner circle empty as this is where your grow stick will sit.

Step 3: Place in a suitable location, avoiding direct sunlight and strong breezes.

Step 4: Place the grow stick on the ceramic stand as demonstrated in the picture. Remember to position it so that the place where the fruits will come out is closest to the perlite.

Step 5: Before you make slits in the plastic to initiate fruiting, refer to the instructions for how to best fruit your specific variety of mushrooms!