Shimeji – Mushroom

General Description

Also known as Pioppini, Beech, Hon-Shimeji or Honshimeji mushrooms. A Japanese variety found growing on trees in the wild, shimeji have only been cultivated for a limited time, and are even newer to the Australian market as a fresh mushroom.

Their colour ranges from woody brown to tawny white, becoming paler as it matures. Shimeji have a delicate, sweet flesh with a nutty flavour, and are suitable for stirfrying and panfrying. They grow, and are sold, in clumps, and must be separated from the base before using.

Season: Summer,Autumn,Winter,Spring

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Availablity: January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December

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QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Area, Granite Belt, Maclean
NSW – Gosford, Hunter Valley, Windsor
VIC – Mernda SA Hills District