Resources for Mushroom Growers
Cultivation of Mycorrhizal Mushrooms
(Chanterelle, Matsutake etc.)

Mycorrhizal species exist in a symbiotic relationship with plants - usually trees. Without the host plant, there is no mycorrhizal mushroom. Thus, cultivation depends upon the development of a plantation of trees that the mushrooms like. Typically the seedling tree roots are inoculated with mushroom mycelia then planted. With proper management, the mushrooms appear a few years later. Efforts are underway to make mycorrhizal mushroom cultivation a economically viable venture.