Wine Cap Stropharia Garden Starter

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Grow delicious Wine Cap Stropharia mushrooms in your garden or landscaping!


    • Grow Wine Cap Stropharia mushrooms for up to 3 years!
    • Can grow on a variety of mediums in your garden, including hardwood chips, sawdust and straw
    • USDA Certified Organic

Difficulty: Beginner

The Wine Cap (Stropharia rugoso annulata) is a large, beautiful mushroom with meaty, burgundy-colored caps and crisp, thick white stems. Also called the "Garden Giant", these impressive mushrooms can grow to be up to a foot in diameter! Although they are best to eat when young and tender, larger mushrooms are perfect for barbecuing or roasting whole!

Wine Caps will grow in a wide variety of organic mulch materials: They prefer hardwood chips, sawdust and straw but you can also mix in leaf litter and grass clippings.



Detailed instructions are included with your 4lb spawn bag. One bag can inoculate a 4ft X 4ft patch. A Wine Cap mushroom garden can produce reliable crops each spring and summer for up to 3 years. Adding more organic mulch annually will increase the lifespan of your mushroom patch. Once established mycelium from your Wine Cap garden can also be transplanted to fresh mulch in new areas around your garden! You'll be surrounded by mushrooms every spring!


Wondering how it works to grow Wine Cap Stopharia mushrooms at home? Find detailed instructions here.

Retail orders are typically shipped within three business days of purchase (likely sooner). We ship products out Monday – Thursday. Anything purchased after 4pm PST Thursday will be shipped the following Monday. Please note that overnight and/or expedited shipping times refer to the time something takes to ship according to the shipping method, rather than the time it takes to send an order.

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We send out orders as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that any mushroom kits or spawn will need to be protected from extreme cold and heat. Mycelium (the base of the mushrooms) is alive and should not be left out in the sun or snow. Please be ready to accept your order as it arrives.

What are the key ingredients to growing mushrooms successfully?

High humidity, indirect light, a good amount of fresh air, and temperatures ranging from 55-75 degrees F. For more information, check out our page on growing mushrooms.

When should I start my mushroom kit?

All mushroom kits should be started within a week of receiving them. If you can't start your kit right away it can be safely refrigerated for up to 4 weeks.


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brandon i.
United States United States
The good stuff

Awesome product, awesome group of fellas running the company. Keep it up. God bless

Steve G.
Outstanding spawn.

Took a while but now having a huge flush of stropharia. Thanks and continue mushing on...

Frederick G.

I mixed the spawn with straw and am keeping it moist. I haven’t seem anything yet, but I’m hopeful.


Hello! Check for mycelium and if you some then you have successfully inoculated your patch! Based on your order date I would expect mushrooms by late summer at the latest. Happy growing!

Hannah M.
Great addition to my garden

The mushrooms were applied to straw substrate last fall and have now fruited non stop over the last few months. I was very excited to seem so many more edible options growing in my garden with little to no effort.

Dan G.
WOW! They just keep coming!

I was a bit concerned with using chlorinated city water that it would kill the mycelium but nope. I am getting massive flushes of Wine Caps from a bed of wood chips. WOW! I used the chips that I had from Chinese Elm trees that we cut down. I put the chips on top of cardboard in an 8' X 2' raised bed and within about a month BAM! they just keep coming. :) Excellent sawdust inoculated spawn.