SHIITAKE MUSHROOM  

 

 

 

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best started anytime

Fruits naturally in spring and autumn and prolifically through summer with regular watering.

 

A most common mushroom in the Asian market because it has great flavour and texture especially when grown on your own wood, and is renown for its health benefits. It has a brown cap and  white gills.

It is grown on logs or sawdust.

Poplar and alder wood are fast to be colonized and fruit, whilst oak, pecan and chestnut take longer to start, but continue longer. Beech, tawa, willow, and many others will work, but the bark needs to be intact to protect the log from drying out too much.

Prepare your own logs by drilling a 40mm deep hole with an 8mm drill. Push the wooden dowel that has the fungus roots growing through it into the hole, then seal the end by dripping wax from a candle.    

Best ordered: any time you have timber, but best wood is from leaf fall to before bud burst.

Baskets of delectable forest treasures on your doorstep.                      During summer, shiitake like this are easy to grow.

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Young mushrooms burst through the moist bark.
Shiitake are quick to grow on poplar logs.

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A simple arrangement in the shade of a tree is very rewarding! Only simple tools required.

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Site opened August 1999 

Last updated 12 02 2009