In Vitro Mushroom Cultures

The strains represented here are unique. Some are rare, not being available from culture libraries in North America, and potentially high yielding.

The strains represented here are unique. Some are rare, not being available from culture libraries in North America, and potentially high yielding.

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We are constantly working with these strains, screening and maintaining cell lines. Fungi Perfecti is releasing the following strains for use on a conditional basis.
Each order of in vitro mushroom cultures is custom-made: lead time for cultures is 2–6 weeks from date of order.

Please note: Unlike our ready-to-grow Mushroom Patches and Mushroom Plug Spawn, our cultures do not come with instructions. It is assumed that the purchaser is sufficiently familiar with mushroom culture technique to utilize these cultures. The books Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms and The Mushroom Cultivator are essential tools in this endeavor.

By purchasing these cultures, the customer agrees to the terms of the Mushroom Culture Sale Agreement.

Each strain is designated with the Stamets P Value® scale, signifying the expansion of mycelium covering a 100 x 15 mm petri dish (approximately 1,000–2,000 cell divisions). The first time a wild species is tissue cultured, the age is denoted as P-O. Thereafter each successive growth over the petri dish's surface is described in increments of P-l, etc. This library tries to maintain strains closest to their wild origins or closest to their peak fruiting potentials. Each culture comes in a 125 x 20 mm glass test tube.

Please note: depending on a number of factors, it may be necessary to ship your order via an expedited shipping process in order to ensure the viability. If this is necessary, your order will be placed on hold until a Customer Service Representative can contact you to present your shipping options and costs.

Special Offers

Buy 10 or more cultures and receive a 50% discount!

An Important Note for our Customers in the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaii State Department of Agriculture has recently increased their restrictions on the importation of live mushroom mycelium into the islands. This affects the sale of Fungi Perfecti's Indoor and Outdoor Mushroom Patches, Plug Spawn for Log and Stump Cultivation, and Pure Mushroom Spawn and Cultures. Customers in Hawaii wishing to purchase any of these products will need to first apply for and receive an Import Permit from the HSDA Plant Quarantine Branch. Additionally, importation of our MycoGrow™ products is completely prohibited.

The permit can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format online here. If you have further questions, you can contact Fungi Perfecti or speak directly to Amy Takahashi at the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, 1428 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. Phone: (808) 832-0589.
Lentinula edodes Culture - Solstice Strain

Lentinula edodes Culture - Solstice Strain

$125.00

Common name: ShiitakeFruiting Temperature: 55–75 °F "Solstice" is an all-weather strain. It can fruit from 50–80 °F but performs best at 58–60 °F. ...

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$125.00
Hericium erinaceus Culture

Hericium erinaceus Culture

$125.00

Common name: Lion's ManeFruiting Temperature: 60–80 °F Lion’s Mane grows on hardwoods, producing delicious fruit bodies with cascading icicle-like ...

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$125.00
Flammulina velutipes Culture

Flammulina velutipes Culture

$125.00

Common name: EnokitakeFruiting Temperature: 40–50 °F Enokitake, aka "The Velvet Foot" is a surprisingly flavorful mushroom that is quite popular in...

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$125.00
Pleurotus ostreatus Culture

Pleurotus ostreatus Culture

$125.00

Common name: Pearl OysterFruiting Temperature: 50–60 °F A longtime favorite of mushroom hunters, fruiting nearly year-round in lowland hardwood for...

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$125.00
Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus Culture

Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus Culture

$125.00

Common name: Blue OysterFruiting Temperature: 45–65 °F A cool-weather variant of P. ostreatus, the Blue Oyster is similar in appearance and culinar...

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$125.00
Pleurotus djamor Culture

Pleurotus djamor Culture

$125.00

Common name: Pink OysterFruiting Temperature: 65–85 °F A tropical species, the Pink Oyster mushroom is also known as the Flamingo Oyster. It produc...

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$125.00
Hypsizygus tessulatus Culture

Hypsizygus tessulatus Culture

$125.00

Common name: Buna-Shimeji or The Beech OysterFruiting Temperature: 50–60 °F Considered one of the most "gourmet" of the oyster-like mushrooms, it h...

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$125.00
Agaricus "Portobello" Culture

Agaricus "Portobello" Culture

$125.00

Common name: The Italian AgaricusFruiting Temperature: 55–65 °F This brown form of the common button mushroom is sold as "Crimini" if picked young...

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$125.00
Agaricus bitorquis Culture

Agaricus bitorquis Culture

$125.00

Common name: Warm-Weather ButtonFruiting Temperature: 75–77 °F This choice edible is similar to the common white button mushroom (A. brunnescens) b...

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$125.00
Sparassis crispa Culture

Sparassis crispa Culture

$125.00

Common name: Conifer CauliflowerFruiting Temperature: 55–65 °F A popular edible mushroom in Northern Europe and the United States, the Conifer Caul...

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$125.00
Pleurotus eryngii Culture

Pleurotus eryngii Culture

$125.00

Common name: King OysterFruiting Temperature: 50–60 °F This is by far the best tasting of the Oyster mushrooms, forming large fruit bodies with thi...

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$125.00
Pholiota nameko Culture

Pholiota nameko Culture

$125.00

Common name: NamekoFruiting Temperature: 50–60 °F A popular cultivated mushroom in Japan, the Nameko grows on broadleaf hardwoods such as oak, beec...

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$125.00
Morchella esculenta Culture

Morchella esculenta Culture

$125.00

Common name: True MorelFruiting Temperature: 40–50 °F The Yellow or True Morel is one of the most sought-after edible mushrooms. It fruits under ha...

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$125.00
Morchella angusticeps Culture

Morchella angusticeps Culture

$125.00

Common name: Black MorelFruiting Temperature: 40–50 °F The Black Morel is widely distributed across North America, where it fruits in association w...

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$125.00
Hypholoma sublatertium Culture

Hypholoma sublatertium Culture

$125.00

Common name: KuritakeFruiting Temperature: 50–60 °F This mushroom is also known as the Cinnamon Cap and is favored in Japan and North America. It p...

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$125.00
Ganoderma lucidum Culture

Ganoderma lucidum Culture

$125.00

Common name: Reishi or Ling ChiFruiting Temperature: 70–80 °F Known as the Mushroom of Immortality, this Reishi fruits on a wide variety of hardwoo...

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$125.00