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Black Poplar Mushroom

Black poplar mushroom (Agrocybe aegerita)

Black poplar mushroom is cultivated on stumps and logs inoculated either with plug spawn or grain spawn. Poplar, willow and maple tree wood is appropriate for growing the mushroom, while coniferous wood is not recommended.

It is very appreciated edible mushroom because of its remarkable aroma and a crunchy texture as well as due to numerous medicinal properties attributed to the mushroom.


Growth parameters for black poplar mushroom (Agrocybe aegerita) cultivation

Substrate colonization
Temperature Optimal 21-27┬░C, slower colonization at lower temperatures
Light Not required
Duration 6-12 months, depending on the temperature and wood species
Primordia formation
Temperature 10-16┬░C
Humidity 95-100%
Duration 7-14 days
Light Some light required
Mushroom formation
Temperature 13-18┬░C, depending on the strain
Humidity 90-95%
Duration 4-6 days
Light Some light required