The Pioppino Mushroom Kit includes a five pound bag of Pioppino mushroom mycelium growing on hardwood sawdust and soy hulls. The mycelium is the vegetative stage of the mushroom life-cycle; the mushrooms are the fruits. In the box you will also find instructions, a compostable tent, and chopsticks for supporting the tent. Each kit arrives ready to give way to the freshest Pioppino mushrooms you can find. Just follow the instructions to bring forth homegrown gourmet mushrooms. The Piopino Mushroom, or agrocybe aegerita, is part of a diverse family of mushrooms, known as the Black Poplar, Velvet Pioppino, and in Italian is known as “fungus on a stick”.