Mushroom spawn is a well-established mycelium grown on grain that is used to “seed” the final cultivation substrate for the production of fruiting bodies. Think of it as the equivalent of seeds for a mushroom farm.
Mushroom spawn is important because it provides a place for your spores to germinate and produce contaminant free mycelium that will quickly colonize into the final medium. Spawn is the most delicate part of the cultivation process because it needs to be absolutely free of harmful contaminants to work correctly.
Once you have healthy spawn, inoculating your final growth can be done in the open air because it will be strong enough to colonize growth and produce fruiting mushroom bodies. With the help of Sporeos pre-sterilized spawn medium, growing your mushrooms will be easier than ever.