Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation Plugs – Lentinus edodes
Shiitake Mushrooms (Lentinus edodes) grown from plugs are not only delectable, but they are also good for you.
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 come complete with user-friendly instructions.
Nutritional Value – Shiitake – 100 grams (about 3 1/2 oz) contains: 39 Calories, 15 to 35% Protein, Less than one gram of Fat, 7.3 g. Carbohydrate, 0.8 g. Crude fiber, 0.8mg. Thiamine(53% mdr, 0.5mg. Riboflavin(29% mdr, 5.5mg. Niacin(27.5%), High in Vitamin D2(200iu. 50%, B2 and B12
Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) is perhaps the most delicious and easiest to cultivate of all the edible medicinal mushrooms, shiitake is highly esteemed for its medicinal properties. It has been found to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, stimulate the immune system and have anti-tumor properties.
Shiitake Plugs. The logs that will produce the highest yields of shiitake are deciduous oaks, chestnut and ironwood. Many other species will produce yields that are still satisfactory though not quite as high, such as live oak, sweetgum, bitternut hickory, alder, ash, eucalyptus, aspen, hard maples (sugar and black), black willow, yellow birch and river birch. Trees to avoid for shiitake cultivation include conifers, fruit trees, elm, hackberry, sassafras, soft maples (red and striped), sourwood, tulip poplar, dogwood, black locust, beech and most of the hickories.
We suggest you Cover the plugs with the cheese wax