Almond flavor is unusual in a mushroom but the scent of this easy-to-grow Agaricus enhances its flavor, making it a delicious, easily identifiable single season crop for even the most neophyte mycophagist. Although related to the more familiar white button Agaricus and Portabella mushrooms, the "Almond" emits an unmistakable almond aroma; its buff color, parchment colored veil under each cap and pink to chocolate colored spores also make it easy to identify.
Because its mycelium grows in the range of 50-95° F, it is an excellent species to grow in the moisture controlled environments of high tunnels and greenhouses. Under minimally controlled conditions such as providing greenhouse shade during hot months and supplemental watering, the compost can yield well over a pound per square foot even in areas with short growing seasons. It can also be grown outdoors on garden compost under leaf cover of the vegetables or trees that benefit from this nutrient loaded addition. Because it is a warm weather loving crop, gardeners in the North using plastic tunnels or greenhouses will enjoy an additional late season of Almonds.
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Almond Agaricus doesn't tolerate temperatures under 35° F, so plan your planting date for as soon as the danger of frost is truly over. NOTE: This spawn should not be refrigerated. Almond Agaricus spawn is only available for shipping within the US.
Volume discount pricing applies to large (5.5 lb.) bags of any sawdust spawn variety (mix or match):
1 bag: $25.00
2 - 6 bags: $24.00 ea.
7 - 10 bags: $22.00 ea.
11 - 49 bags: $16.00 ea.
50-99 bags: $12.50 ea.
100+ bags: $10.00 ea.