Pioppino Trials

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  1. Nichrome

    Nichrome Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So I am trying to fruit Pioppinos without casing and until now this is what the two week old blocks look like. Any suggestions?

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    Looks fine, mine take about 3-4 weeks in incubation.Let them pin in the bag and then cut away like for kings.
     
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    Bag remained the same until now and it has been fully colonised since about 3 weeks. What induces them to pin @MorePies ?
     
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    Seemed like light helped mine to pin. I'm going to try folding the bag over and cutting a couple 2" slits in the side (sort of like H E).
     
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    Try slight temp drop and add airflow to trigger pinning
     
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    Honestly, I just let them be in incubation. They seem to like getting pretty wet in fruiting and then drying off, then getting wet again.
     
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    Still no pins :( I have tried increasing airflow but all I got are some small red bugs inside the bag. Do not know what I will try next.

    @MorePies , I do not understand the wet/dry thing. Can you explain better pls?
     
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    Misted or humidifier until visible damp, then allowed to dry before misting again.
     
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    eLShaMukO Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    im curious of why with out a casing layer ? dont get me wrong i like experiments but
    even if it fruits like that you would get better performance if you case it
     
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    Better Pepino Growers than myself regularly get one pound Plus on a 5 or 6 lb substrate block uncased. I'm working on getting better genetics and dialing in my systems to meet that but currently I get 3/4 of a pound of the first flush and then about 3 ounces on the second uncased. So I ask you with results like this why go to the trouble of casing and subsequently having to deal with that casing layer on the fruit bodies when harvesting?
     
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    eLShaMukO Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    fruits quality ,even pinset first things that come to mind
    but what ever works for you to each his own