Macramé Mushroom Fruiting Kit

R470.00

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.

Select your colour options and species of grow stick.

Included in the purchase of a Macramé Mushroom Fruiting Kit

  • Macramé: 100cm hanging length (being handmade, exact sizes vary)
  • Wooden ring: 8cm diameter
  • Ceramic fruiting stand: 19.5cm x 19.5cm x 5.5cm
  • Dry perlite: 50g
  • Mushroom Network misting bottle
  • Clear tape with easy dispenser
  • One Mushroom Grow Stick of your choice

Description

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

  • Our macramé mushroom fruiting chamber makes for a piece of home décor that is both attractive and functional. It’s a great way to accentuate the beauty of mushrooms grown from grow sticks.
  • The unglazed ceramic base that sits inside the macramé has been designed to maintain a humid environment with minimal effort. The perlite included is just enough to fill your stand for optimal fruiting conditions. The versatile ceramic base can also stand alone on a countertop if desired.
  • A ready-to-fruit mushroom grow stick 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 gives a very fine mist – which is ideal for the mushrooms.
  • Clear tape is best when taping up your grow stick in between flushes so that you can see what’s going on underneath. Check out our method of getting additional flushes from 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.

Colour options:
Ceramic base – terracotta or black.
Macramé – earthy tones of green or red. As we use recycled t-shirt material, colours will vary from batch to batch.

Grow stick species:
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 stand.

Step 3: Hang the macramé in a suitable spot. Avoid direct sunlight and significant breezes.

Step 4: Place the ceramic base inside the macramé making sure the knots are evenly spaced and the base is level.

Step 5: Place the grow stick on the ceramic stand as demonstrated in the picture. Remember to position it so that the spot where the mushrooms will fruit is closest to the perlite.

Step 6: Before you make slits in the plastic to initiate fruiting, refer to the instructions for how to best fruit your specific variety of mushrooms!