This is a (1) 12" Shiitake Log that will give you Shiitake Mushrooms for the new 2+ years!
Shiitake mushrooms are delicious in everything from stir-fries and soups to pasta dishes and stews. Logs are hand-cut and inoculated with shiitake mushroom spores in visible drill holes that are covered in cheese wax. Logs can be stood upright or laid horizontally for growing. Metal plaque on underside of log states date of inoculation. Just soak the log for 24 hours in cold water, mist it occasionally, and watch your crop emerge once the inoculation period is reached! . 12" long, approx. 3"–6" diam. 4–7 lb.
This strain features a fast spawn run, large, thick, first flush mushrooms with heavy yields! This is a great choice for a first time growers! Great sautéed with butter or EVOO. Toss in your favorite meals and enjoy!
How to Care for your Logs! • Choose a nice shady spot in your yard for your Mushroom log • When the spawn run is complete, the mycelium takes 6-12 Months from the inoculation date to start fruiting. When you can see fine white fibers (hyphae) running through the ends of the log they are ready for fruiting. • Shock the logs to initiate fruiting by knocking one end of the log sharply on hard ground and totally immersing it fully in cool or cold water for 24 hrs . The water should be non-chlorinated, i.e. rainwater or tap water left to stand overnight. • Once logs are removed from water Mushrooms should appear in 4-10 days. • You should be able to "Force Fruit" your log every 2 - 3 Months with these soaking. The monthly soaking keeps the moisture content high which the Mushroom Logs need to produce fruit! • Let the logs rest after each fruiting for 8 weeks. This resting period is for the mycelium to extract more nutrients from the log for more mushrooms. Harvest Time! • The mushrooms can be harvested at any time by taking a sharp blade and cutting them flush with the log at the base of the mushroom; however, it is best to harvest them just after the gills are exposed.
Apr 17, 2018 by kmcarl
Prompt delivery, seems like fun.
Jan 6, 2018 by John K.
Just as described. I look forward to using it!
Dec 8, 2017 by Tora T
Product as described and lightning fast shipping!
Nov 25, 2017 by Steven Thompson
Well, it's a log. Came super fast. Can't wait to see what comes from it!