The filet mignon of fungi! Giant portabellas can reach up to 8" across and are perfect for grilling. Growing your own mushrooms is a fun and rewarding family activity. With this easy-to-use kit, you can expect to harvest your first batch of giant portabellas in about four weeks. You'll get several crops over an 8- to 12-week period, with a total harvest of about four pounds. Please start growing within 2 weeks of arrival.
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from Sonoma County, Ca
Comments about : Giant Portabella Mushroom Kit:
Gave it as a Christmas gift and was just showing a picture of the mushrooms as they are emerging from the planting medium. It was a hit as a gift, would definitely do again!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fantastic gift! Fun & useful
from Bethlehem, CT
I have given this as a gift once before, its a show stopper! Recipients and friends very excited and the mushrooms are huge!
great for mushroom lovers
from Atlanta, Ga
I have ordered this for several years as my family is more vegetarian the meat eaters.
MUSHROOM LOVER'S DREAM COME TRUE
from New Hampshire
This was purchased as a gift for a new daughter-in-law who loves mushrooms. She is thrilled to be able to have fresh portabellas with everything.
By Jan B
from Nebraska City, NE
We started the portobellos last Tuesday and they are starting to come up! We have grown your mushroom for several winters and have always had great success! No complaints, easy-to-follow instructions, tasty mushrooms!
Thses were delicious!
from Forest Grove, OR
These grew extremely well. Two prolific crops and a few more for the third crop. They were the best mushroom we ever tasted when use in a saute.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Fungus lover
from Ft Myers, fl
I have purchased the button mushroom starting kit in the past and had great success. This kit (large portabella) only produced 3 small mushrooms after 4-5 weeks. I ended up throwing the kit away. I followed directions as given.
Merchant response: We are so sorry to hear about this reviewer's experience! Unfortunately, we were unable to find the original order with the information that was provided. We stand behind our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on every product, so a quick call to our friendly customer service staff at 1-800-876-5520 will get this issue resolved right away!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Did not produce
By Sherri who loves to garden
from saint john, indiana
My husband got me for Christmas the Giant Portabella Mushroom box. I thought this was a unique gift since I love to garden. I will say I am a very good gardener and was excited about this product. I did EVERYTHING according to the directions. Way later than stated in directions, only one mushroom came up and not a single other one. Extremely disappointed and a huge expense. I had a guest at my house and she knew exactly what it was when she saw my box and said her daughter also got this as a gift, and she did NOT get any mushrooms. I have no idea if these were a bad batch, but this was a lot of money for nothing. Would not recommend. Also feel I should get a refund or gift certificate. I have bought many other products over the years and have never felt this way.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Umm I don't know if I messed up or them
By Mr. Don't know
That the directions on how to do it isn't on the box or the directions taped inside the box
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It really works!
By A mushroom lover
from Otterbein, IN
I received this as a gift in February from my husband as he knows I love mushrooms. I will admit I was skeptical at first that it would work. However, within 3 weeks we harvested 6 large portobella mushrooms that were about 3 - 4 inches in diameter. We marinated them and grilled them. Delicious! I am eager to see what happens for the next batch. The key is to follow the directions completely and do water everyday. My kids enjoyed seeing the mushrooms double in size each day. We kept the box in the basement where it is dark but not pitch black as we have windows on the north and south walls so some light filtered in but the box was in a place that it was not receiving any direct sunlight. We have recommended it to others and we know of one person that bought it as a gift for their daughter and son-in-law. It is a unique gift and something fun to watch grow, especially during the winter months when nothing is growing outside!
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