Spawn & Substrate
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- Same proven strains combined with Ecovative’s improved processes yield better quality products.
- Experienced team to support your business with know-how and cutting-edge practice.
- Opportunities for growers to expand their businesses into new markets to open up additional revenue streams.
- Automated systems and best practices provide growers with the most consistent spawn available.
- Mechanical fluid bed technology guarantees exceptional process homogeneity.
- Unparalleled reproducibility between batches in minimal process time for unmatched efficiency.
- Every culture selected is approved by our skilled mycologists.
- Substrates are aseptically filled, then placed in HEPA-filtered rooms designed to enhance stable organism growth.
- Once fully colonized, all spawn must pass our rigid QA protocols before being transferred into inventory.
At Ecovative Spawn and Substrate, expert research, strain development, and technological innovation are the heart of our operations. Our best-in-class laboratories, pilot production facilities, and experienced staff are backed by Ecovative’s 16 years of research into mycelium technology. This means high performing strains, and spawn that excels in terms of yields, quality, and resistance to contamination.
Hybrid off-whites perform extremely well in a variety of conditions and are highly suited for fresh markets due to their excellent shelf life. These strains produce high yields of excellent quality with proper handling and environment.
- Strain 901: Our most popular and bestselling white Agaricus strain. A mid-range hybrid leaning more towards a U1 type. Produces high quality mushrooms with a well-rounded cap suitable for the fresh market. It is a very forgiving strain that responds well to a wide range of cropping and sizing techniques.
- Strain 920: A more aggressive and very productive strain. Pins slightly easier than our 901.
- Strain 931: High yielding mushroom with a dense cap and stem. Give easier longer stems which makes it well suitable for mechanical harvesting.
Brown strains are more sensitive and less forgiving than hybrid off-whites. Over-watering and sharp environmental changes should be avoided. Cap color will darken with exposure to light at pinning. Also, drenching with chlorine at a minimum of 150 ppm will help develop mushrooms with a rich, dark color. Good harvesting techniques and pruning are vital for Portabella production.
- Strain 818: The 818 is a highly productive brown hybrid strain. It gives a nice brown cap with good quality and yield. It’s genetically different to other strains on the market. The required growing style is close to the growing style used for white hybrids. It’s known for strong vegetative growth and relatively easy pin-setting. It’s a very productive strain, especially in the later breaks.
- Strain 123 Pleurotus ostreatus: Produces a dense fruit with a large, deep gray colored cap. These mushrooms possess a nice shelf-life.
- Strain 124 Pleurotus ostreatus: Has light gray to white caps and is a very prolific producer that is easy to cultivate.
- Strain 931: Generates abundant clusters of lemon-yellow caps with bright white gills.
- Strain 126 Pleurotus pulmonarius: Produces caps that are a rich chocolate brown color. The fruit tends to grow in small clusters.
- Strain 3000: Strain 3000 produces high quality mushrooms with large dense caps. Tolerant of a variety of substrates and growing conditions although it produces better in cooler temperatures.