White jelly fungus (Tremella fuciformis) is an edible mushroom growing in broad leaf forests in Asian temperate zone including Japan. White jelly fungus constitutes a beautifully soft and transparent-white carpophore.
The White jelly fungus is not only beautiful in its appearance but also contains some nutrition component.
- Has long been known in China for its medicinal and tonic effects.
- White and yellow species are found in India.
Scientific name: Tremella fuciformis
Common name: White jelly fungus, Silver ear mushroom
Substrate: Cultivated on supplemented sawdust substrate in poly bags
|Temperature||23 – 25°C||23 – 25°C|
|Air exchange||–||5-7 per hour|
|Duration||07-15 days||05-07 days|
*Diffused light, **Days after bag opening
Cropping cycle: 2-3 weeks (2 or 3 flushes)
Major regions of cultivation
World: China and Taiwan
India: Not yet cultivated due to lack of technology. Found wild in the forest regions of the Western Ghats, Andaman islands and Sikkim
- Indian Institute of Horticulture Management