The first batch of fresh Shanghai-raised wine cap stropharia mushrooms are presently being sold in city markets for 40 yuan ($6.05) per kilogram, Shanghai Observer reported Tuesday [19 December 2017]. This mushroom grows on straw instead of rotten wood. One square meter of wine cap stropharia requires 50 to 70 kilograms of straw…Full Article: The Global Times Dec 2017

Key Point

  • In Shanghai, wine cap stropharia mushrooms are typically imported via air freight from other Chinese provinces.

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  • Wine cap stropharia mushrooms (Stropharia rugosa-annulata) is an edible mushroom that can be cultivated on water soaked (wheat or oat) straw. The mushroom should be cooked and consumed early in its lifecycle, before its gills darken.

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