Black Poplar, or “Piopinno” in Italian, is a clustering, meaty mushroom with a nutty and crunchy flavor, it prefers hardwood logs half-buried lengthwise in a wooded or garden setting that is shady and can sometimes naturalize into wood chip piles outdoors. These will also fruit on supplemented, sterilized sawdust indoors. Black Poplar has shown a significant immune boosting function concentrating on anti-fungal properties. Another delicious, edible medicinal mushroom! This tasty mushroom can be chopped and sautéed in oil and pepper, sprinkled onto a cold salad with feta cheese and a herbal vinaigrette. Try it sautéed and add to gravies for meat dishes.
|Edibility and Taste||Crunchy and Nutty|
|Grows On||Hardwood logs and mulch outdoors or Supplemented Sterilized sawdust indoors|
|Fruiting Temps||45-60 F. Typically fruits in spring outdoors|