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Slippery jack - mycelium; sticky bun

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Slippery jack mycelium is an absolute hit on the market! We proudly present ground biological spawn for planting in the garden. Thanks to the mycorrhiza, a mutual reliationship with trees, it will produce numerous delicious and impressive fruit bodies. You only need to locate garden slippery jack cultures close to the pine trees. If you have decorative conifers on your allotment, do not hesitate and fill your miniature ecosystem with these delicious edible mushrooms. Follow the detailed growing instructions from the producer and you will be able to harvest the excellent slippery jacks in the following 3 - 5 years.

Slippery jack, or sticky bun (Suillus luteus) belongs to the most characteristic edible pore mushrooms. It grows 3 - 10 cm tall, while its cap is covered with typical for this species sticky skin and reaches 4 - 12 cm in diameter. It has a semi-circular shape on the young specimens and is connected with the stem with a thin membrane. It takes on a pillow-like shape with a small hump at the top as it matures. Skin may be coloured in different shades of brown, from chocolate-brown, through reddish, to violet. The cap underside is yellow or yellowish-brown like the cylindrical stem. Delicious taste of the splendid slippery jack's cap flesh remain the most important feature of this fungus. It is soft, exceptionally tender and delicious served in many ways: marinated, in soups, stews and thick sauces. Another advantage of the slippery jack is that it belongs to the easily digestible mushrooms. You only need to remove the sticky skin of the caps. It easily separates from the flesh.

Valuable fruit bodies of the presented species emerge in the coniferous forests with the majority of pines almost all vegetation season long, from May until late autumn. If you would like to harvest them in your garden dig a few holes in the vicinity of a pine tree. One package would be enough for planting three holes, approximately 30 cm wide and 15 cm deep. The spawn will develop only in permeable, acidic soil, so we recommend to invest in garden soil mixed with peat and cover the site with needles, moss or humus brought from the coniferous forest. Finally you should water the culture. Supplying the sites with water in the extending drought periods is the only care measure these mushrooms need. Slippery jacks grows commonly in Central Europe, produces rich crops and belongs to undemanding species that are perfect for the unexperienced mushroom 'farmers'.

The package contains ground biological spawn (mycelium) on grain. Detailed growing instructions have been included in the package information. You may plant the mycelium all season long, from mid-April to October. The producer estimates the probability of successful slippery jack development for 85 - 87%. The emergence of mushrooms depends on the environmental conditions and proper site preparation: slippery jack lives in mycorrhizal symbiosis with pines.

GardenSeedsMarket - has been in business for more than a decade and from the very beginning we have made the quality of our products the top priority. Throughout the years we have delivered the best quality goods to tens of thousands of customers from all over the world. Their satisfaction proves that we had chosen the right way.

All seeds we sell are subject to a multi-level quality control checks and only then are carefully packed and dispatched. Our products have been awarded numerous certificates and comply with the highest standards of the European Union. Our employees are experienced gardeners who are more than happy to answer your every question.

Where do our seeds come from?

All of the seeds sold in our shop come from the best producers from across the European Union. Thanks to a long-standing cooperation with them we were able to develop the most adequate storing and dispatch conditions, guaranteeing that you always receive fresh and carefully tested batches of seeds. Exclusion of the middlemen from the whole process not only makes it possible for us to avoid sending out-of-date seeds that might have been lying too long on a warehouse shelf, but also ensures the most attractive price for top quality products.

The quality control process

All our seeds must pass a four-stage quality control process.

Stage one begins with a careful selection of the suppliers. Than we proceed with controlling their crops, foreign producers are not excluded from the quality control process. Plants are checked at every stage of their development: when they start to grow, during blooming and when they start bearing fruit (seeds). At this stage the most important thing is to ensure proper spacing of the plants. Thanks to that obtaining the desired morphological characteristics of each particular species or variety, such as colour, height and shape, can be ensured.

Stage two consists of a detailed verification tests in laboratory conditions. With the use of the highest quality equipment by the highly qualified staff, our suppliers perform more than 30 000 quality checks annually. The seeds that do not meet our requirements are subject to technological refining processes, including drying, cleaning, upgrading and testing again.

Stage three starts with sowing seeds in selected control plots. That way we obtain valuable, exact information concerning their germination that must be maintained at an appropriate level. Simultaneously, the varietal identity of each species is checked at this stage.

Stage four takes place in our warehouses and consists of eliminating seeds that have been stored for too long on our shelves and replacing them with new batches. Each package is stamped with a unique batch number and also with the sow-by-date.

All four stages combined allow us to state with confidence that the seeds we deliver comply with the highest standards and have completed all required control stages with flying colours.

Prizes and awards

The seeds we sell are widely recognized for their quality and have won many awards. Our seeds won numerous gold medals and distinctions for their high quality. The World of Flowers was also honoured for its innovative approach.

Among those awards there were: TOP INNOVATION (June 2015), GOLD MEDAL AT THE POZNAN INTERNATIONAL FAIR (2015), CONSUMER QUALITY LEADER (2014), FARMER OF THE YEAR (2014).

In addition, we have also been awarded the “IDEAL BUSINESS” certificate for two years in a row.

Germination

We are committed to selling only the highest quality seeds. Taking into consideration the efforts we make daily, please also note that plants are living organisms and their germination and growth depends on many factors, such as temperature, soil type, humidity and the frequency with that they are watered, sowing time and conditions, use of fertilizers and plant protection agents (pesticides), as well as weather and climate conditions. We provide help by sharing the accurate and up-to-date sowing and growing information, however, we cannot bear any responsibility for the plants that were not cultivated in conditions appropriate for given species.

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