Pioppino Mushroom Grain Spawn - UK


The Pioppino mushroom has a firm texture and slightly nutty flavour, and is delicious in pasta sauce and stir fries.

Also known as the black poplar mushrooms, it is fast becoming a popular mushroom to grow due to the unique shape and texture, which has made it a popular variety with chefs.

This spawn pack includes:

  • 2.8kg of quality Pioppino mushroom grain spawn
  • 20 x Mushroom cultivation bags (can hold 1.5-2 kg substrate per bag)

Difficulty: Medium - Hard

Pioppino is best suited to more advanced cultivators who can control their growing conditions well.

It prefers cooler fruiting conditions (10 - 15C) and requires consistent 90%+ relative humidity.

Under elevated CO2 levels Piopinno will produce a long stem with a round brown / caramel cap on top. Under lower CO2 conditions the stem is shorter and cap larger.


  • sterilised supplemented sawdust

Growing Parameters:

  • Incubation: 20 - 24C, 21 - 28 days 
  • Fruiting: 10 - 15C, 90 - 95% R.H, <1000ppm CO2 for short stem; 1000 - 2000ppm for long stem
  • Harvest: 5 - 10 days after pinning, 2 crop

    Who Is This For?

    This is for anyone who wants to get involved a step further than our super simple GroCycle Kits.

    With this spawn pack, you can do the whole process yourself, inoculating a bulk load (around 30-40kg) of pasteurised straw or sterilised supplemented sawdust.

    There are no instructions; you'll need to already know how to grow mushrooms.

    If you don't know how to grow mushrooms and you want to learn, then either:

    A good place to start is with our Ultimate Guide On How To Grow Mushrooms

     Important Information

     Note: The spawn contained in this pack is alive and should be used within 1 week of receiving, or can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 month.

    • Free 2-3 day delivery (UK Only)