Nameko mushrooms are orange, round and gilled. They are roughly one to one and a half inches in diameter. The mushrooms grow in small clusters and have a natural gelatin that coats the coppery tops. Light yellow or white gills line the underbelly of the cap. The cap of these mushrooms can open and flare out as the mushroom matures. These Japanese mushrooms have a mellow earthy flavour with hints of cashew.
- One of the most popular cultivated mushrooms in Japan.
- Characterized by its excellent flavour and texture. P. nameko has a thick, translucent, glutinous slime covering the cap. (This mucilaginous coat is common with many species of Pholiota.)
- Effective against sarcoma 180 (anti cancerous).
Scientific name: Pholiota nameko
Common name: Nameko mushroom, Viscid mushroom
Substrate: Supplemented sawdust or logs
|Temperature||24 – 29°C||10 – 18°C|
|Air exchange||–||04-08 per hour|
|Duration||15-25 days||06-15 days|
*Diffused, **Days after bag opening
Cropping cycle: 8 weeks
Major regions of cultivation
World: Japan and China
India: Not yet cultivated in India due to lack of suitable cultivation technology
- Indian Institute of Horticulture Research