This strain was initially discovered in the vicinity of Wollongong, a city located in southeastern Australia near Sydney. It is believed to have been found at the bottom of an escarpment, a steep slope or cliff-like formation, in a shaded area. Although the exact details of the strain\'s discovery, cultivation, and distribution remain unclear, it has been circulating within the Australian market for several decades. The Wollongong strain has become a popular choice among amateur cultivators throughout the country. However, it was not well-known or discussed in the United States, Canada, or Europe until recently. The strain gained attention in the international mushroom community due to its resistance to contamination and its ability to colonize aggressively. As a result, the spores of the Wollongong strain made their way across borders and entered the North American market. The Wollongong strain is gradually increasing in popularity due to its desirable qualities, such as easy cultivation and good yields. However, the genetics of this strain are not widely available, with only one or two reliable vendors currently offering Wollongong strain spore samples.
by Mushly February 22, 2024