The Buna Shimeji is highly esteemed in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed.
In nature, Buna Shimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom, an oyster-like mushrooms.
It is a slow growing mushroom, taking over 100 days from planting to harvest, the fairly slow growth probably adds to superior texture and flavour.
This group of edible mushrooms, native to East Asia, is a mycorrhizal fungus (similar to porcini and truffles)!
Not advised to eat raw, rather a bitter taste that disappears completely when cooked!
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Photograph them and then eat your props, lol!
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