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Button Mushroom

Agaricus bisporus

Also known as

Common Mushroom, Portobello Mushroom, Cultivated Mushroom, Table Mushroom, Champignon Mushroom, Swiss Brown Mushroom, Roman Brown Mushroom, Italian Brown Mushroom, Brown Mushroom, Cremini Mushroom, Chestnut Mushroom

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

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Button Mushroom Overview

Agaricus bisporus is a species of mushroom commonly known as a Button Mushroom or a Common Mushroom. It resides in the Agaricus genus, which contains over 300 species of both edible and poisonous fungi. It can be found across Europe and North America, growing in grassland habitats. The mushrooms may be white or brown in colour and they are sold commercially under the name Portobello Mushroom. It is one of the most common and widely consumed mushrooms worldwide, it is cultivated in over 70 countries.