Maitake Plugs – Hen of the Woods – Gourmet Mushrooms
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Maitake Plugs – Hen of the Woods


Order 100 or 300 Maitake Mushroom Plugs.

Maitake Plugs: Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) Hen of the Woods  may best be known for its cancer-fighting properties. It contains grifolan, an important beta-glucan polysaccharide (molecule composed of many sugar molecules linked together).

Grifolan has been shown to activate macrophages, a type of cell consider the ” heavy artillery”: of the immune system, explains Larry A. Walker, Ph.D., R.D., author of “Natural products update,” published in Drug Topics, June 1997. D-fraction, one of the polysaccharides in Maitake mushroom, also energized the cellular immune system.

Will grow on a wide range of hardwood logs & stumps and some conifers: oak, elm, maple, sycamore, beech, plum, peach, hemlock, and many others.  Logs may be laid on their side & partially buried.

Maitake “
Hen of the Woods” 
May be difficult to cultivate

Temperature requirements for fruiting:
 ranges between 50 to 65 degrees F

SKU: PLUGMA100 Category:

Product Description

Log and Stump Inoculation

  • Sterilized birch plugs are grooved and fully colonized by pure mushroom mycelium
  • These sterilized birch plugs are grooved and fully colonized by pure mushroom mycelium

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.

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Maitake Mushroom Plugs

Maitake Mushroom Plugs – 100 ea, Maitake Mushroom Plugs – 300 ea.