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Blewit Mushroom

Landscape Beneficial | Sawdust Spawn

Item # 27948
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Do you love creamy soups filled to the brim with hearty vegetables, potatoes, plump meaty mushrooms, and perhaps just a touch of sherry? How about savory stir fries and spaghetti sauces? These beautiful lilac to purple gourmet mushrooms add a mild, slightly sweet flavor and silky smooth texture to your favorite dishes. Meaty, they are perfect for searing with olive oil as a side dish. They can also be made into a healthful extract. Making an extract is very simple. Check out the tab "Making Extracts" on this page to learn how.

Blewit mushrooms need a heavy frost or freeze to fruit, so they will not fruit in tropical climates. They fruit after the first freeze during cold fall and winter months with temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

A landscape beneficial mushroom, it not only produces water, increasing moisture in the soil, but also releases a compound called octanol which attracts earthworms that aerate and fertilize the soil. This mushroom is also a great recycler of hardwood leaves and compost, and its suggested substrate is hardwood leaf compost or composted livestock manure.

Blewit mushrooms can resemble a Cortinarius mushroom, a poisonous variety. An easy way to distinguish between the two, or to identify any mushroom, is by creating a spore print. Blewit spores are white where as Cortinarius spores are rusty orange. Check the tab "Creating a Spore Print" for instructions.

This 5 lb. bag of sawdust spawn uses sterilized sawdust colonized with woodland blewit mushroom mycelium which feeds on the sawdust until it is ready to be spread into a new substrate in the garden (compost or leaves) from which the mushrooms will later fruit and enhance the nutrient availability for neighboring plants. One bag of sawdust spawn inoculates around 100 linear feet, or 30 to 40 logs, depending on the size of the logs and distance between your holes.

*Full instructions are included*

These mushrooms are Certified Organic, GLOBAL G.A.P, USDA Organic, Certified South Carolina, and Certified Appalachian Grown™ products.