Black Poplar “Piopinno” – (Agrocybe aegerita)

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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 TasteCrunchy and Nutty
Grows OnHardwood logs and mulch outdoors or Supplemented Sterilized sawdust indoors
Fruiting Temps45-60 F. Typically fruits in spring outdoors