$40.00 inc GST
Prices are per block
Difficulty rating 5/5 (Difficult/Expert)
Download Grow Block Instructions
*** Please note this variety is very difficult to grow successfully ***
Scaly Flame Cap Mushrooms are the most difficult mushroom grow block we offer, they require specific conditions that need to be maintained delicately over multiple weeks to see the results in our images. These mushrooms although harder to grow are worth the rewards. Recommended for people who like a challenge when it comes to growing mushrooms. Instructions can be downloaded using the link above.
Mushroom grow blocks are directly pulled from our crop lines, these are the same blocks we use to produce the mushrooms and results in our pictures. Our farm blocks are much larger than typical grow at home kits, averaging 4.6-5kg per block resulting in much larger flushes and the potential for huge harvests.
Mushroom grow blocks will have 1-4 flushes (harvests) depending on outside factors such as grow conditions etc
Scaly Flame Cap have become our most popular varieties. They have an amazing nutty flavour and retains a slightly crunchy texture after cooking.
Scaly Flame Cap mushrooms are small in size, averaging 3-10 centimetres in diameter, and grow in tight clusters with convex caps on top of tall, slender stems. The caps are firm and can range in colour from golden-orange to brick red depending on maturity, and the colour gradually fades to white around the edges. The top of the cap may also contain some white flakes. The crowded gills are cream to ivory when young, turning a purple-grey to brown as the mushroom ripens and the stem is slender and off-white to pale yellow. Scaly Flame Cap mushrooms have a light, woodsy scent, and when cooked, they retain their firm, crisp texture and offer a mild, earthy, nutty taste, which may become bitter as they mature
Scaly Flame Cap mushrooms must be cooked and are best suited for boiling, sautéing, and pan-frying. Due to their small size, they can be used whole stems included and Scaly Flame Cap are quite satisfying while chewing, they retain a little bit of snap to the stem after cooking, with a similar texture to that of asparagus. They are commonly used in risottos, stir-fries, soups, stews, bruschetta, and egg dishes such as scrambles, frittatas, or omelets. They can also be pan-fried and served as a side dish to salmon or grilled steak, or pickled for extended use. Scaly Flame Cap mushrooms pair well with grilled meats, seafood, garlic, onions, chives, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, tarragon, parsley, red wine, miso, and creamy cheeses like ricotta, Gruyere, and Emmentaler.