Nameko Mushroom Grow Kit

Nameko Mushroom Grow Kit

SKU: GK004

Pholiota nameko or Nameko is a slow growing mushroom that grows in clusters to ~5cm high with a sticky wavy cap when fully developed. Nameko is a popular Japanese mushroom valued for its slippery cap, nutmeg aroma and wild earthy flavour. Explore nameko in savoury and sweet dishes. It is popular in Japanese cuisine imparting a strong earthy nutty flavour.Grow ~500g over 1-3 crops from this kit. Price includes shipping in Australia via Australia Post Express Post.Price includes shipping in Australia.


    * If you are not ready to start your kit, refrigerate unopened until you are ready (up to 2 months)

    What’s in the grow kit?

    The kit is composed of sawdust inoculated with a strain of Nameko mushroom, comprised of interconnected white filaments called mycelium. This network is a living organism that digests the sawdust with its enzymes, breaking it down into sugars, water and carbon dioxide then using this as food to grow and produce mushrooms. As the kit nears maturity you can see the small ‘primordia’ form, some of which will then become mushrooms. This kit demonstrates the natural process that occurs when this fungi inhabits fallen timber in forests.

    Growing Instructions

    Remove the string and open the bag (without removing the bag). The mushrooms will grow from the top surface of the kit where there is access to oxygen in the air. The Nameko grow kit needs spraying with water morning and night. After the first harvest, continue to spray the surface with a small amount of water daily while the mycelium gathers more energy to grow the next crop (approximately 2-3 weeks later). The surface of the spawn may naturally change colour somewhat over time.

    Growing Conditions

    Grow indoors - kitchen, laundry, bathroom or in a protected outdoor area. The kit can be placed in a well-lit area to grow, but not in direct sun light.  Your kit will grow mushrooms best at or below 20oC.


    Under favourable conditions, mushrooms will begin to appear in 2-3 weeks. Mushrooms grow in clusters and are best harvested all at once. They are typically harvested before the caps open up however they can also be grown until the caps open and flatten out with a wavy edge. Nameko naturally have a slippery cap and when mature the surface can have patches of dark brown spores. Pick the entire cluster by twisting and pulling away from the spawn. Remove any residual stems, as they will no longer grow.

    Further Crops

    After you harvest the mushrooms keep the surface of the kit moist. Avoid overwatering the kit, as water pooled in your grow kit will hinder vital gas exchange - making it hard for your grow kit to breathe! Continue watering once the mushrooms start forming again (approximately 2-3 weeks) and as the next crop develops. The most productive mushroom crops are usually the first and second. Subsequent mushroom fruiting may occur over the following weeks, but fewer mushrooms will grow as time passes and the mushroom nutrients are used up.  

    More information

    If growing under dry conditions, you can create a humid environment by placing a bag or container over the kit to act as a humidity tent – BUT be sure to allow fresh air every day so that your kit can breathe. For more information or growing tips, please contact


    Refunds and exchanges can be issued if the product is determined by Fungi Co to be faulty. 


    This grow kit is sent via aa Australia Post Express Post satchel in Australia. For international orders please contact us via the home page regarding shipping.