Whether you’re in the lab or at the grocery store, don’t be afraid to show your love for some of the most familiar and delicious mushrooms on the planet.
Pleurotus – Containing several Oyster mushroom species that are cultivated around the world, often being the first species a person learns to grow.
Flammulina – Known for the Enoki mushroom (Flammulina velutipes), which is often grown in specific conditions to create a long crunchy stem that is great in soups.
Pholiota – Known for several nutty flavored mushrooms that prefer cooler temperatures to fruit.
Agrocybe – Best known for the Pioppino mushrooms (Agrocybe aegerita) and its meaty flavor.
Lentinula – Host to the beloved Shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes), one of the most delicious, nutritious, and medicinal edible mushrooms you can readily buy (or grow!).
Grifola – Most celebrated by cultivators for Maitake (Grifola frondosa), a rich-flavored and powerful medicinal mushroom.
Stropharia – Loved by outdoor mushroom cultivators for the Garden Giant / Queen Stropharia mushroom (Stropharia rugosoannulata), which eats just about anything your throw at it and produces large edible mushrooms nearly all year long.