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Success with mycorrhizal mushrooms!

 
Jake Whitson
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Hi all, I'm new to the Permies forums but I thought I'd share with you some successes I've been having with mycorrhizal fungi. I started up a business two years ago creating what I like to think of as next generation mycorrhiza mixes - that is, containing much more diversity than anything else currently being sold, and consisting almost entirely of species which produce edible mushrooms. Of course, inoculating trees with edible mycorrhizal mushrooms spores and getting crops of the same are very different things, but some of the trials we have been doing have yielded some promising results.
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Laccaria laccata, growing with a cobnut
 
Jake Whitson
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The above picture is of a cobnut tree inoculated 7 months previously with one of our mixtures of mycorrhizal spores. The mushroom is Laccaria laccata, or 'The Deceiver', a fairly decent edible mushroom. Below is a trial of willow cuttings - the first group untreated, the second treated with mycorrhizal fungi - both at the end of their first growing season
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Jake Whitson
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This is a root tip of aspen, colonised by mycorrhizal fungi 3 months after being inoculated with our Edible Forest Garden Mix. There's some more pictures and information on our website chaosfungorum.co.uk and I hope this may be of some interest to some of you!
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John Saltveit
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This is a great idea Jake. I would like to see what you come up with for these symbiotic combos, mycelia and trees.
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