100 Pioppino Mushroom Dowel Kit


The dowels are used to introduce the pioppino mushroom to tree stumps or logs.

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Pioppino dowels are commonly used on tree stumps.
Short logs (60cm) are often inoculated and buried vertically with the top uncovered.
They can be buried in the ground or put in a plant pot.

These birch spiral groove dowels have Pioppino mushroom mycelium growing through them.
By a process of drilling, knocking in dowels and sealing the dowel sites with wax, the Pioppino mushroom is introduced to the tree stump. Suitable stumps come from a wide variety of hardwood tree species. Soft wood species are not suitable (pine, coniferous species). A list of tested tree species are below.
When weather conditions are right and proper care is taken of the stumps, Pioppino mushrooms will appear to grow out of the stump, in 6 months to 2 years after inoculation.

Stumps should be more than 15cm in diameter.
The holes should be drilled in the top of the stump in the sapwood and not the heart wood at 5 – 15 cm intervals. The trunk should be drilled at 15cm if exposed.

Common Tree Species Used
Naturally grows on Cottonwood, Poplar and Aspen (Populus spp.)
English Oak (Quercus robur), most productive
Lemon Centered Gum (E. citriodora, Corymbia citriodora)
Sugar Gum (E. cladocalyx)
Hornbeam, Birch (Carpinus spp.)
Sycamore (Platanus spp.)
Chinkapin (Castanea pumila)
Elms (Ulmus spp.)
Stone fruits such as cherry (Prunus spp.)
Maple (Acer spp.)
Willow (Salix spp.)
Alder ( Alnus spp.)
Shining Gum (Eucalyptus nitens)
Other Hardwood species may be suitable such as most eucalyptus spp.
Unsuitable species include all softwood (pines, conifers etc.), Red Gum and highly scented trees.


Additional information

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Wax and Applicator

Yes, No

Dowel Spawn Drill Bit for Logs and Stumps

Yes, No

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