Also Known as 'King Stropharia', the Garden Giant grows equally well in beds of hardwood chips or on straw within the garden. This low-maintenance, burgundy colored monster mushroom will thrive amongst corn and leafy vegetables while simultaneously returning nutrients to your garden. The indoor patch produces several flushes over 3 months preferring a 60-80* F environment. Once inoculated, beds take 4-12 months to fruit while flushes span 6 months to 2 years depending on care and location with a fruiting preference of 40-90* F With a portobello-like texture these are delicious when cut like steaks and barbecued on a grill. Seasonally available due to its environmental requirements this item will not be available for purchase from November through January.