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This species generates many, high-quality fruit bodies and is well-known in the gourmet Asian cuisine world. Recognised by its long, thin stems and small, golden caps, the Golden Enoki mushroom is unlike the normal Enoki mushroom you buy in the shops as it presents a golden colour to it when grown in light conditions. When it reaches maturity, the stems begin to turn brown. Mushroom bodies may last up to 10 days after harvest in the fridge.


Agar cultures are to be inoculated onto sterilised grain. Post colonisation of the sterilised grain, the grain is to be used as grain spawn to inoculate a suitable substrate. The substrate and the grain are not included, only the petri dish agar culture.


Our colonised petri dishes are prepared in our sterile laboratory on nutrient-rich agar. We always test batches of petri dishes before dispatch. These strains have undergone thorough cultivation and testing processes to ensure their excellent performance and are the strains that we use in-house.


We aim to have all our petri dishes ready to dispatch whenever there is an order, but because it is a live mycelium sometimes dispatch may take longer. We will get in touch if this is the case.


Note: The petri dish you receive may look different to the one in the picture - if you have any doubts about the petri dish, please contact us. The petri dish is fully colonised and should be used as soon as you receive it. The described information has been tested thoroughly and the optimum conditions have been listed. Because of this, results may vary if the appropriate conditions are not met.


Storage: We recommend using the petri dish as soon as you receive it.

Golden Enoki Petri Dish Agar Culture

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  • Please note that the petri dish should be used to inoculate and colonise sterilised grain. The colonised grain will then act as a vehicle to transport the mycelium onto the "Recommended substrate".

    Species: Flammulina velutipes
    Recommended substrate: 80% Hardwood, 20% Bran or similar
    Fruiting duration: 3-5 weeks
    Yield: Approx. 150-200g of fresh mushrooms per kg of wet substrate (1st flush); pre-inoculation
    Inoculation % of wet substrate: 2-10%; higher inoculation % leads to a shorter incubation period. Do not exceed 10%.

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