LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Mushroom Growth Process
Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video discussing the mushroom growth process in Salinas, California.
- In this video, Monterey Mushroom’s Quality Assurance Manager, Matt Fuller, explains the mushroom growth process
- Mushrooms are 90% water
- The white fibers in the mushroom compost is called mycelium or mushroom seed
- These fibers come together to form a mushroom
- The bottom ¾ of each bed is compost that provides nutrients and feeds the mushrooms
- The top ¼ layer is peat moss that is watered; when the mushrooms need water, they pull it from that layer
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the most important factor in mushroom growth; fresh air is kept out of the room to build this gas
- The white fibers, mycelium, produces a pin or mushroom button
- Fresh air is then allowed back into the room; this process allows growers to gauge the size and rate of growth
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.
Markon Food Safety
November 27, 2017