Agaricus Summary and Response
L.J.L.D. Van Griensven
mushex!vg at relay.NL.net
Thu Feb 3 10:25:28 EST 1994
This is a followup to my question about agaricus bisporus samples.
This agaricus mail was delivered accidently before I reviewed my
The original text should be as:
I am interested in wild strains of Agaricus Bisporus from "unusual"
and "faraway" places. It would be a nice addition to our culture
Here is a summary of responses to my mail about obtaining agaricus
"Nathan J. Wilson" <nathan at cse.ucsc.edu>
>I believe Rick Kerrigan who I believe is now
>at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver has
>been collecting wild straings of A. bisporus
Rick Kerrigen started the Agaricus Resource Programme (ARP) at the
University of Toronto. A number of Agaricus varieties are available
in this collection. Rick Kerrigan moved from the Toronto to Sylvan
Spawn a privately held company. The exp. station has access to the
In order to extend our collection even more I was asking about
Agaricus bisporus samples.
Several Postings where made about commercial availability of Agaricus
carterg1 at rnisd0.dnet.roche.com writes:
>Yes, Agaricus bisporus is the common white cultivated
This is true. The popular commonly cultivated white mushroom is often
agaricus bisporus. The popular bisporus strains Horst U1 and Horst U3
(trademarks) were first made at the institute where I am working.
Because Agaricus Bisporus is commercially produced on such a huge
scale it is (more or less) difficult to find new varieties that have
not escaped from commercial practice.
Leo van Griensven
Mushroom Experimental Station
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