Volume 13 Part 2 Article 55: First Commercial Growmg of Ornamental Mushrooms and Its Use in Floristry

Volume 13 Part 2 Article 55
Year 1991
Title: First Commercial Growmg of Ornamental Mushrooms and Its Use in Floristry
Authors: J. Poppe and K. Heungens

Abstract:

For more than twenty years the authors have done original research work on the artificial fructification of ornamental, partly edible, mushrooms For the last eight years we have enjoyed generous sponsorship from the Brussels IWONL Scientific Institute. This has resulted in different fine methods for the large scale production of beautiful carpophores on wood stems or artificial substrate with Pholita, Conolus, Polyporus, Lentinus, Pleurotus etc .This world-first has led to very attractive results in combination with flowers and will very soon reach an international application The best commercial results are started with different cultivars of Conolus versicolor, Pholiota spectabihs and Polyporus brumahs. In a complete gamut of variations they can be associated with fern, Asparagus, Coleus and all kinds of small flowering plants in the same floral tribute. The time of the gypsum-toadstools used in flower pots and gardens will very soon belong to the past Illustrations and slides are provided for this lecture.

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