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There are countless varieties of mushrooms but the most cultivated in France and in the world are limited to four:

  • The button mushroom is in first place: it is the most cultivated variety in the world by far. China accounts for more than 50% of world production;
  • Shiitake from Asia is the second most produced variety in the world;
  • Oyster mushroom is in third place in this ranking;
  • The blue foot closes this ranking of the most cultivated varieties.

(A specific study on the truffle market is available here )

In addition to these four main varieties, there are a large number of other more confidential varieties, most of which grow in the wild

France produces nearly 85,000 tons of button mushrooms, a quantity that is decreasing despite an increasing demand, which makes it the fifth largest producer in Europe . French production is concentrated in a few regions : Pays de la Loire, Centre, Picardie ..

In fact, 97% of French mushroom production involves button mushrooms. Mushrooms grown in mushroom farm are available all year round unlike wild mushrooms. These mushroom beds contain substrates formed from manure which go through several stages before producing mushrooms which are harvested. When they are to be sold fresh, the main market in Europe, the mushrooms are hand-picked , sorted according to their characteristics, refrigerated and packaged to be sent to the distribution sites.

Mushrooms, if not sold fresh, are said to be processed. They are therefore delivered at the end of the harvest to factories that will process them for appertize (can them), freeze them or freeze-dry them.

The harvest of woodland mushrooms is estimated at a few thousand tonnes and is not sufficient to meet French demand since, in addition to industrially cultivated mushrooms, French consumers are fond of "wild" varieties . Imports from Eastern European countries and China are therefore essential to meet the demand.

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