Portabella / Crimini (Baby Bella)
The Portabella mushroom is one of the tastiest mushrooms ever grown. It is very versatile in its uses. When harvested young in the button stage it is called a crimini or baby bella and can be used in the same way as the regular white button mushroom. When harvested as a mature mushroom, with the gills exposed, it is called a Portabella. One of the nicest features of the portabella is its thick cap. The cap on a portabella is probably twice as thick as the cap on a white button mushroom. This unique feature makes this mushroom a meaty and wonderful mushroom to cook with. Portabella caps can grow as small as 2-4 inches across to as large as 5-8 inches across, with the average size being 4-5 inches in diameter. These thick caps when cooked can taste similar to eating meat and is often used as a meat substitute. Our mushroom kit grows several crops of these delicious mushroom. The first two crops are usually very large almost filling the box with mushrooms. The third crop is fairly big as well. The subsequent crops after that get smaller fruiting in clusters and lesser amounts, until the mushrooms finally stop.
Contains: Inoculated mushroom compost, casing and instructions. All you add is water. It is complete.
Best Temperature for Growing: 63 - 68 degrees Fahrenheit
Kit Instructions: See Mushroom Kit Instructions
Mushroom Kit Dimensions: Length 12",Width 10",Height 8".
Mini Kit Dimensions: Length 9.5",Width 7.25",Height 7.5".
Mushroom Kit Shipping Weight: 12lbs.
Mini Kit Shipping Weight: 6lbs.
Double Boxing Available! Nondescript packaging: Add $3.00 per kit, $2.50 per mini kit. Choose "Plus Double Box" in the drop-down option below. Your order will be placed in a second plain brown box so the recipient will not know what is being delivered. This feature can also help mushroom kits survive shipping during harsh, cold weather.
Choose "Plus Double Box" in the drop-down option below to add Double Boxing.
Available from September 1 through May 12
Our products grow best in cooler months. It's too hot to ship and grow kits during the summer