Buy Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs online.
Buy Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Caps online. The workhorse of a large number of shiitake ball producers This variety has a fast germination rate and high yields. LE 46 is a pretty mushroom with a black cap and white decoration around the upper margins. This fungus produces fruit over a wide temperature range and responds well to shock. Best produced from hardwood logs.
|Spawn shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
|Flavor profile|| savory, buttered, earthy td>|
|Bag sizes||100, 500, and 1,000 points|
Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes) is a nutritious fungus that produces brown hats in the form of medium- to large-size umbrellas that tend to fruit throughout the season of summer growth to the ‘autumn. They are a delicious edible mushroom from East Asia, and their flavor is often described as rich, savory, buttery, and umami. Shiitake tends to produce generous flushes and is a great mushroom for beginners. They colonize quickly and are the most reliable producers of any species.
Plug Spawn is ideal for small projects of 1 to 10 logs, although some log cultivators use them for more important projects.
Tools you will need
To push on logs using plug spawn, you will need a forest, a sealing wax and Wax Daubers
Click here to download our brochure on growing mushrooms on logs, stumps, and totems.
Shiitake works best with the journal method. Colonization takes at least 9 to 12 months, and fruiting tends to occur throughout the summer, into the fall, and after rains. The preferred types of wood are oak, maple, or beech.
If you don’t plan to use it right away, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 6 months.
Shiitake has a meaty texture when cooked and is good for drying and reconstituting in winter soups. It pairs wonderfully with tamari, ginger, and garlic and can provide the necessary umami for many different dishes. These mushrooms are delicious sautéed and can be used in stir-fries, risottos, ramen, on pizza, or simply eaten on their own.
The spawn used in our mushroom caps is grown on USDA-certified organic grains and made with organic crops from our own crop bank. Our corks are handmade from a blend of locally sourced, all-natural, organic, non-GMO woods from farms and forests throughout New England and North America.
- Attention and considerations
If you plan to eat mushrooms grown on site, be sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly. If this is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if it is cooked.