Wine Cap - (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) Sawdust Spawn

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Availability: In Stock
Buy 2 or more for $23.00 each
Buy 8 or more for $20.00 each
Buy 11 or more for $16.50 each
Buy 50 or more for $12.50 each
Buy 100 or more for $10.00 each

Grown on hardwood chip or straw beds, Wine Cap mushrooms grow quickly and their port wine colored caps and white stalks are great for braising, sautéing, grilling or pickling. Use sawdust spawn for quicker fruiting the first year than you get with peg spawn. Sawdust spawn is more susceptible to drying out however, so it should be planted where it can be watered if necessary. Plant in partially shaded areas to reduce the need for watering.

One 5 lb. bag plants a 25 sq. ft bed of hardwood chips 4-6" deep. To learn more watch How to Build and Plant a Wine Cap Bed!

Volume discount pricing applies to large (5 lb.) bags only:

1 bag: $26.00
2 - 7 bags: $23.00 ea.
8 - 10 bags: $20.00 ea.
11 - 49 bags: $16.50 ea.
50-99 bags: $12.50 ea.
100+ bags: $10.00 ea.

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5 reviews
Broke down my unlucky chip drop!
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Apr 12, 2024  |  By Tiffany
I've been working on a permaculture garden in my front yard. After an unfortunate chip drop batch (100% cypress and therefore basically impossible to breakdown quickly), I was desperate to find a way to break down about 20 cubic yards of wood chips so I could finally garden. I layered the chips with straw, compost, and 2 bags of winecap spawn and waited. The only thing I've been able to grow in that time is beans. Given the not-ideal conditions, the mushrooms took almost a year to spawn in earnest. But now that they have, I now have a lush 1000 sq ft absolutely PACKED with mushrooms! The wood chips are suddenly now broken down, soft, spongy thanks to the vigorous mycelium of these wine caps. The whole yard is finally ready for planting and I'm looking forward to summer planting!

5 STARS!!!
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Feb 12, 2024  |  By L.H., UT
"Planted" the sawdust spawn in fresh wood chips around an established 15-20 year old flowering pear tree. Kept watered (it is hot and dry here in the summer) and got a nice harvest in the fall when temperatures began to cool off. Learning how to use has been a fun experiment - so much more flavor than the buttons at the grocery store but for that reason they can't be used in every dish you use buttons in. Excellent flavor for soups, sauteed with butter, in stocks, and with pot roast. Should be excellent in stroganoff, though didn't try it this season. Tried it on pizza and was met with a mixed reception - some liked it, others didn't. Not good in spaghetti sauce. Very pleased with the quality and vigor of the spawn, and fingers crossed for a spring flush!

Great Results
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Oct 22, 2023  |  By Sue S., Crookston MN
The spawn came as it should, beautifully colonized, and the instructions were perfect. We planted with straw in several layers, and added more after about month. I had a great surprise this week, when I just on a fluke went and looked at the 10 foot bed, and had a huge winecap right along the edge of the bed. It had been exactly 2 months to the day that it had been planted. The next day I went to look again and moved some of the straw aside, and found 5 more ready to pop up! I cooked the huge one tonight with some linguine and it was great. Thanks for such a great product!

Excellent Sawdust Spawn
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May 18, 2023  |  By Eugene H., Almond WI
Fully colonized bags! Just beautiful sawdust spawn! Good job!
FFP Reply: Thanks, Eugene!

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Feb 21, 2023  |  By Apryl B., Salem OR
Our 2022 season was epic! Our first time growing mushrooms and we weren't dissapointed! We ordered the 5.5 lb Winecap sawdust spawn. We used straw to build our mushroom bed and alternated soaked straw and spawn, I think 4 layers total. Kept moist all the time. Our results were EPIC!! After the first fruiting the Winecaps just kept popping up all season! We enjoyed the flavor cooked in dishes and raw in salads. Even just snacking sometimes. We really enjoyed peeking for new caps every couple of days and our kids enjoyed it too! The spawn came well packaged with easy to follow pointers for cultivating these delicious and beautiful mushrooms! Will definitely be growing these again this year and maybe trying other varieties as well! We also appreciated the easy to understand information presented on the website.
FFP Reply: Thanks for the "epic" feedback Apryl (and for the photos sent to our email showing you fantastic harvest)!