Magnolia Farm

Esmont, Virginia

Fruit Your Own!!

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Enjoy growing and harvesting your own mushrooms! No special equipment necessary!

We currently have Local Green Mountain Oyster, Shiitake and Lions Mane blocks available.

We can also create custom orders!!

Local Green Mountain Oyster Mushroom

Local Green Mountain Oyster Mushroom

Local Green Mountain Oyster

Delicious, mild flavor, more earthy than some other Oyster Mushrooms. Cultivated from a local, wild Oyster Mushroom. These are wonderful on the grill with garlic and sea salt, or sauteed and added to just about anything you can dream up.

Shiitake Mushroom Block

Shiitake Mushroom Block

Shiitake

One of our favorites. Excellent flavor. Bake with blue cheese or goat cheese and bread crumbs, sauteed up in a nice cream sauce with Steak, or add to your favorite Chili recipe. Possibilities are endless.


Lions Mane Mushroom

Lions Mane Mushroom

Lions Mane

Consistency similar to Lobster, fabulous sauteed in butter and cream….yum!!


Fruiting Instructions: Shiitake

Ideal Temperature~70 degrees

Relative Humidity~ 85%

· Cut open the back just below seal.

· If the bag is already fruiting, remove any mushrooms you can reach and discard.

· Optional**with a bamboo skewer, poke about 10 holes in the top of the block

· Fill the bag with clean water so the block is totally submerged

· Fold down the bag and secure (paperclips will work just fine)

· Let it sit overnight

· Pour out the water

· Remove the block from the bag and set on a clean plate

· Cover loosely with a plastic bag (a grocery bag will work).

· Mist the interior of the bag as needed to keep humid.

· The block should produce mushrooms in 7-10 days.

**The ideal fruiting conditions are a temperature of around 70 degrees and a humidity of 80-90%. Fluctuating temperatures and humidity will affect pinset and fruiting. **


How to Fruit your Lions Mane Block

Fruiting Instructions: Lions Mane

Ideal Temperature~70 degrees

Relative Humidity~ 80% - 90%

· When the block is fully colonized, cut an X about ¾ of an inch wide in the bag, just above the substrate. If you notice a mushroom already forming, you can cut the X so the mushroom will be exposed to the air. It should continue to grow.

· Fold the bag down and remove all of the air.

· Secure the bag tightly with tape, leaving the X that you cut exposed. This is where the mushroom will appear.

· Cover loosely with a plastic bag (a grocery bag will work).

· Mist the interior of the bag as needed to keep humidity up.

· The Lions Mane block should start to produce a mushroom in 7-10 days.

**The ideal fruiting conditions are a temperature of around 70 degrees and a humidity of 80-90%. Fluctuating temperatures and humidity will fruiting and pinset. **