Fairly Easy to Cultivate
Temperature requirements for fruiting ranges between 55 to 75 degrees F
GMHP offers plug spawn of hardy gourmet and medicinal mushroom species: These sterilized birch plugs are grooved and fully colonized by pure mushroom mycelium, and are available in packages of approximately 100 or 300 dowels (Shiitake Plug Spawn is also available in packages of approximately 100, 300, and 1000 dowels). These Plug Spawn comes complete with user-friendly instructions. All strains grow & fruit in a wide range of climates.
Plugs may be refrigerated for up to 6 months before use. Approximately 100 plugs are needed to inoculate 3 logs 4 – 6 inches in diameter and 3 to 4 feet in length.
The best times for cutting the logs are either in the winter months for spring inoculation or after July 15 for mid-summer or fall inoculation