BEECH MUSHROOM CULTIVATION
Hypsizygus tessellatus: Beech mushrooms are slow growing and have a sweet and nutty flavor.
Grain Spawn– Indoor only! The indoor method of growing beech mushrooms takes basic laboratory/clean space infrastructure, though they are a great mushroom for indoor commercial cultivation for intermediate to advanced level growers. They require high CO2 to achieve delicate, long stems, but can also be fruited like Oysters. They prefer cooler temperatures.
Indoor Commercial Production – Use Grain spawn for indoor cultivation. Beech mushroom grain spawn can be mixed into sterilized hardwood sawdust to create beech substrate blocks. This process requires a fair amount of infrastructure. We recommend purchasing a book on mushroom cultivation if you are interested in pursuing this style of mushroom production as a hobby or profession. We recommend ‘Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi’ by Peter McCoy, ‘Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation’ by Tradd Cotter, or ‘Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms’ by Paul Stamets.