Mycorrhized with saffron milk caps

Particularly appreciated in the South-East where it is sometimes called "barigoule" or "catalan", the saffron milk cap mushroom (Lactarius deliciosus) is harvested in September/October in coniferous woods. This edible mushroom can now be cultivated by planting pine trees mycorrhized with Lactarius deliciosus. Maritime pines, umbrella pines, Scots pines are all species that, once mycorhized, favor the development of saffron milk caps.

Trees dedicated to the production of saffron milk caps (plants mycorhized with Lactarius deliciosus)

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Pines specifically mycorrhized for the cultivation of saffron milk cap

Several species of host trees are eligible for the cultivation of the saffron milk cap. ROBIN Nurseries offers you different coniferous plants mycorhized with Lactarius deliciosus. Produced in our own laboratory, under the control of INRAE, these mushroom plants allow you to produce your own delicious saffron milk cap. We advise you to choose a tree species adapted to the climate of your region. Depending on the age of the plant and the land chosen, you will have to wait between 3 and 4 years to harvest your first mushrooms.

Which tree should I plant to produce and harvest saffron milk caps ?

Although not as tasty as the bloody one, the saffron milk cap is nevertheless particularly appreciated in the South-East and is very much used in the gastronomy of Provence (where it is sometimes called "barigoule", "safrané" or "catalan"). This mushroom grows in pine forests. It is thus found as well at the foot of a Scots pine, a parasol pine, but also a black pine of Austria. All these pine species respond very favorably to mycorrhization by Lactarius deliciosus and will produce, therefore, beautiful and delicious saffron milk caps as soon as the conditions of its culture are met.

Need help ?The saffron milk cap is not the only edible mushroom that can be produced from the mycorrhization of a host plant. Robin Nurseries produces and offers a complete range of mushroom plants able to produce 3 varieties of mushrooms. If you are not sure which species is best suited to your project, ask our experts for advice. They will help you set up your mushroom orchard.