Mushroom Cultivation


Our mushroom cultivation units are located at a safety distance of 7 km away from the substrate production unit, thus ensuring conditions of high hygiene and reduced risk of infection during pasteurization and incubation. The location at the foot of mount Dirfis has been selected on the basis of scrupulous environmental criteria and is characterized by lush vegetation and by the ideal geographical conditions creating the appropriate micro-climate for mushroom development. Situated far away from car and industrial pollution, the unit respects all required standards for the production of pure natural products free of any external pollution. Total cultivation areas: 6500m2

One of the most impressive phenomena in nature is the rapid and sudden appearance of mushrooms. This phenomenon depends directly on the evaporation rate of the mycelium’s growing fruitfulness and its osmotic pressure. By applying the ideal ventilation, environmental temperature and relevant humidity into the growing tunnels, we are constantly trying to keep the evaporation rate within required levels.

Waste management

At the end of cultivation process, the substrate is separated from its plastic cover. Out of those two materials, the plastic is recyclable and is forwarded to a recycling company; as for used substrate, it is left aside and undergoes a natural weathering. 3-4 months later, it makes a perfect material for soil improvement in arboriculture or horticulture. Electrical or thermal energy spent for this cultivation is negligible, since for heating we rationally use auto-energy provided by the substrate itself; as for cooling, the use of cooling panels is sufficient for creating the ideal micro-climate in a most ecological way.

1st shiitake cultivation in Greece

In 2006, we were the first who introduced in Greece the technology for the cultivation of medicinal mushrooms Lentinula edodes («Shiitake» in Japanese, «Xiangu» in Chinese), that have been traditionally cultivated in China since 1000 A.D. and are exported all over the world. In collaboration with the world famous «inventor» of Shiitake’s commercial cultivation, that is Mr. Zhaowang Peng, we actually managed to cultivate that demanding mushroom and export it to E.U. countries.