Mushroom Farming

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Mountain Mushroom Farming

Mountain Mushroom Farming will be a new entrant to vegetable cultivation .The mountain mushroom farming will be a milestone for the non vegetarian as well as vegetarian consumer. The 2 ropani land at Bhaktapur will be the venue where different kinds of mushroom spice will be in cultivated. Mushrooms are cultivated for their nutritive and medicinal values. In traditional Nepalese food mushroom has relatively low priority due to number of misbelieves and low level of understanding. However, interestingly these days there is growing trend on consumption of mushroom because of its healthy benefits of very low cholesterol, low calorie and its fine taste. The annual mushroom production is estimated at more than 233.4 Mt. for 2061/62 in Kathmandu valley. Due to their high market value, the fresh local produce fetches around Rs. 100 – 150 / kg. From the trends of past years, the demand and consumption of mushrooms is expected to continue increasing. At present, Oyster and Button mushroom are easily available in the market but in future shiitake mushroom will be our favorite menu in Nepal mushroom market. The fertile land of Bhaktapur will be the most suitable land for the mushroom. The cold temperature for the germination of mushroom is another advantage of farming this spice in this region.

Feasibility study

The annual mushroom production is estimated at more than 233.4 Mt. for 2061/62 in Kathmandu valley. Due to their high market value, the fresh local produce fetches around Rs. 200 – 350 / kg. From the trends of past years, the demand and consumption of mushrooms is expected to continue increasing. Of the several varieties introduced and evaluated in the past, Pleurotus and Oyster were identified as being both economically viable and suited for local cultivation. Now a day’s commercial cultivation of mushroom in Nepal is increasing rapidly. Mushroom has now been one of the major crops in Kathmandu valley and other part of...
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