This is a sweet flavored mushroom that fruits readily from a variety of woods. Utilizing it in traditional plug spawn methods should provide years of great tasting harvests from this wonderful Italian mushroom.
To inoculate stumps and logs with Pioppino mushroom plug spawn freshly cut wood is preferred. Use approximately 25-50 plugs per 3 foot by 4-8 inch diamter log. Spring inoculated logs may yeild first crops by fall, best fruitings occur within one or two years. Plug size: 5/16in x 1in spiral grooved dowels.
Prepare inoculation sites by drilling 5/16in x 1 1/2in holes in a 4-6 inch spiraled spacing around presoaked logs or stumps. Hammer in plugs slighly below surface level to allow for capping with melted cheese wax to prevent drying of spawn. Stack or lean logs in shady location and do not allow to excessively dry. Dunk logs in bins of water to rehydrate, or water with traditional sprinkers, misters, or soakers during dry spells. Expect fall spring/fall fruitings for years to come.
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