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.
Fungi Perfecti's in vitro mushroom cultures are Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Each order 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.
Hericium erinaceus Culture
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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
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Lentinula edodes Culture - Solstice Strain
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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
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Pleurotus ostreatus Culture
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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
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Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus Culture
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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
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Morchella esculenta Culture
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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
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Pleurotus eryngii Culture
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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
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Pleurotus djamor Culture
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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
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Ganoderma lucidum Culture
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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
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Flammulina velutipes Culture
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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
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Agaricus "Portobello" Culture
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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
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Grifola frondosa Culture
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Grifola frondosa Culture

$125.00

Common name: Maitake or Hen of the WoodsFruiting Temperature: 50–60 °F Maitake is a delicious, soft-fleshed polypore that grows in northern, temper...

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$125.00
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Agrocybe aegerita Culture
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Agrocybe aegerita Culture

$125.00

Common name: Brown SwordbeltFruiting Temperature: 50–60 °F Also known as Pioppino, this mushroom grows prolifically on hardwoods. Recommended subst...

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$125.00
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Hypholoma sublatertium Culture
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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
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Ganoderma oregonense Culture
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Ganoderma oregonense Culture

$125.00

Common name: Oregon ReishiFruiting Temperature: 60–70 °F This form of Reishi fruits on conifers, typically hemlocks and firs, in the Pacific Northw...

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$125.00
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Coprinus comatus Culture
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Coprinus comatus Culture

$125.00

Common name: Shaggy ManeFruiting Temperature: 55–75 °F Shaggy Mane is a well-known and easily recognized cosmopolitan mushroom, popular in North Am...

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$125.00
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Sparassis crispa Culture
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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
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