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Agaricus bisporus (White button mushroom)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
4-6 weeks
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Agaricus bisporus

Other names

White button mushroom

Genus

Agaricus Agaricus

Species

A. bisporus - A. bisporus is an edible, above-ground fruiting body of fungus with a white spongy stem and cap.


Agaricus bisporus is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mushroom fly Mushroom fly

General care

Pruning

Harvest by twisting the mushroom upwards without disturbing the soil, and then back-fill the hole.

Propagation methods

Spawn


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Where to grow

Agaricus bisporus (White button mushroom) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 4-6 weeks.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Difficult to grow outdoors. If growing indoors plant in fresh, specially prepared mushroom compost, shade from direct sunlight and keep growing temperature between 12C -18C (or 55F-65F). Do not re-use spent compost.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

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Botanical name

Agaricus bisporus

Other names

White button mushroom

Genus

Agaricus Agaricus

Species

A. bisporus - A. bisporus is an edible, above-ground fruiting body of fungus with a white spongy stem and cap.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mushroom fly

General care

Pruning

Harvest by twisting the mushroom upwards without disturbing the soil, and then back-fill the hole.

Propagation methods

Spawn


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Agaricus bisporus (White button mushroom) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.1m after 4-6 weeks.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks, Greenhouse

Cultivation

Difficult to grow outdoors. If growing indoors plant in fresh, specially prepared mushroom compost, shade from direct sunlight and keep growing temperature between 12C -18C (or 55F-65F). Do not re-use spent compost.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

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