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Sawdust Spawn - Wine Cap (~1.5kg) - Plastic Bag

Sawdust Spawn - Wine Cap (~1.5kg) - Plastic Bag

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Wine Cap (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) is one of the easiest mushrooms to grow outdoors.  Wine Cap produces clusters of classic ‘cap and stem’ mushrooms with wine coloured caps that fade to tan as they mature. Wine Caps are also commonly referred to as ‘king stropharia’ or ‘garden giant’ as the can grow to be 15cm in diameter!  

This species grows best in partial-shade (4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight a day). 

Perfect for gardens or permaculture projects, Wine Cap sawdust spawn can be used to inoculate hardwood chip pathways or perennial beds with straw and/or hardwood chips. 

Caution: Before you eat your harvested mushrooms, be sure to positively identify them as Wine Caps.

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All our sawdust spawn is handmade in our lab using our own grain spawn and a blend of Canadian sourced hardwood pellets, locally sourced hardwood sawdust, bran, and gypsum.

We make sawdust spawn to order on a seasonal basis to align with the Canadian outdoor growing season. You can pre-order your spawn by selecting which month (March, April, May, June) you would like it shipped via Canada Post or ready for pickup at the farm or in Calgary.


We recommend using sawdust spawn to inoculate:

Mushroom Beds using straw and/or hardwood chips as substrate and the ‘lasagna bed’ layering technique. A 1.5kg bag of sawdust spawn will inoculate an approximately one meter square bed. Click here to learn how to make a mushroom bed.


If you are new to growing, we highly recommend you take a workshop or buy a book on mushroom cultivation.

Care information

If you do not plan to use your spawn immediately, store it in a clean, undisturbed corner of your fridge for up to 8 weeks.

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