Grow 100% Endemic / Native New Zealand Mushrooms Growing Mushrooms is so
fascinating and rewarding.
Grow 100% Endemic / Native New Zealand Mushrooms Growing Mushrooms is so
fascinating and rewarding.

About us

Mushroomate is a small family business in New Zealand that started from a school sustainability project, growing oyster mushrooms using easily accessible, reusable, and recyclable goods. We were amazed at how easy it was to grow premium quality, delicious mushrooms at home, and we’ve been hooked ever since! From then on, it became our goal to manufacture and distribute grow-it-yourself mushroom kits to encourage Kiwi families, schools, and local communities to learn how to grow local New Zealand mushroom varieties, rather than imported mushroom species.

In New Zealand, we are lucky enough to have some very unique endemic and native edible mushrooms. Endemic means only found in NZ and Native means it is found elsewhere in the world but without human intervention, it has arrived and become present in the natural environment.

We have learned to cultivate:

  • Oyster mushrooms – Pleurotus Parsonsaie (Endemic) and Pleurotus Pulmonarius (Native)
  • Shiitake mushrooms – Lentinula novae-zealandiae (Endemic)

All of these species are so close to their imported relatives that it is extremely likely that they could cross creating hybrids that are the start of the end for our endemic mushrooms. Stop the spread of genetic pollution and help us preserve our beautiful endemic/native mushrooms for future generations. Show your 100% support for the New Zealand ecology.

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