Black Poplar “Piopinno” – (Agrocybe aegerita)

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. Will also fruit on supplemented, sterilized sawdust indoors. This mushroom has shown a significant immune boosting function concentrating on anti-fungal properties. Another delicious, edible medicinal mushroom! This one can be chopped and sautéed in oil and pepper, sprinkled onto a cold salad with feta cheese and a herbal vinaigrette. Also wonderful sautéed and added 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
AvailabilityYear-Round
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