This plug spawn is Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) Mushroom mycelium growing on wooden white birch dowels. Shiitake is a versatile mushroom with a firm texture and an umami or savory flavor. Loaded with nutrition, Shiitake is up to 20% protein and contain niacin, thiamine, riboflavin. This all-weather strain fruits at a broad temperature range and is great for all season production. This strain produces best in the early spring and fall when humidity levels are higher. Shiitake is highly prized in many culinary recipes, and when sauteed can be used as an addition to almost any meal.
For details on how to use your plug spawn to grow mushrooms in logs see our Mushroom Log Cultivation page. Check out our Mushroom Tree Compatibility Chart to find the best wood variety for growing Shiitake mushrooms.
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