We grow  several species of mushroom in our Wairarapa based farm in Carterton. We specialise in these gourmet varieties.

Ready To Fruit Block

Our ready to fruit blocks are a great way to try your hand at growing your own mushrooms at home.

The true Urban style of growing sustainable fresh produce is now here.

Growing mushrooms is quite a process and can be tricky but with these blocks the hard work is already done so you and your family can enjoy the harvesting moment. Learning to fruit a mushroom block is a great way to get the kids involved and to learn about Fungi.

These will fruit many times and provide a great source of healthy and tasty mushroom.

Follow along with your fruiting guide and you can’t go wrong!

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Grow your own mushrooms at home

Shiitake Mushroom

With a decent nutritional profile and some impressive health benefits, this edible mushroom is an excellent choice for any diet.

Pronounced ‘She-takki,’ Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) are native to East Asia and they enjoy popularity in China, Japan, and Korea.
Long considered a medicinal mushroom due to their health-promoting compounds, shiitake mushrooms have featured in traditional Eastern medicine for hundreds of years.


Shiitake Mushroom grown in the Wairarapa

Oyster Mushroom

Oysters are one of the most versatile mushrooms. They are common all over the world. They are also very beautiful, coming in a broad spectrum of colors.

They have a nutty, subtle flavor that goes well in soups, stews, and sauces.

They have a unique scent that is often described as sweet like anise or licorice (liquorice).

In addition to helping the environment, oyster mushrooms can help your body as well! So far they seem to have the most promising effect on cholesterol levels and cancer.

There are many types of Oyster Mushrooms

Pink Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus djamor)

Grey Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Ostreatus or Pearl Oyster)

Blue Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Columbinus)

Golden Oyster (Pleurotus Citrinopileatus)

Phoenix Oyster (Pleurotus Pulmonarius)

King Oyster (Pleurotus eryngii)

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Grey Oyster mushrooms Wairarapa

Pink Oyster (Special)

Pink Flamingo oyster mushrooms are small to medium in size with caps averaging 2-5 centimeters in diameter and are attached to short or non-existent stems, growing in layered clusters. The thin caps are smooth, finely lined, and are intensely pink when raw, changing to an orange-brown when cooked

Pink Flamingo oyster mushrooms are available in the spring through the fall.

Pink Flamingo oyster mushrooms contain fiber, potassium, copper, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate and ergothioneine, which is an antioxidant that may reduce instances of cardiovascular disease by helping to prevent plaque build-up in the arteries.

Pink Oyster Mushroom grown in Carterton Wairarapa