Shiitake Liquid Culture

£9.99

Shiitake are known for being a delicious gourmet mushroom.

Cultivated traditionally for hundreds of years and it wasn’t until as recently as the 1980’s that commercial growth was possible. Now they can be grown in your own home!

Description

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) liquid mycelium prepared using the finest quality malt and yeast extracts.

Each order contains:

– 10ml Liquid Culture Syringe with Syringe Cap
– 16g Wrapped Sterile Needle
– 70% Isopropyl Alcohol Wipe

These items are further packed in a zip lock bag to further protect from contamination

Each 10ml Liquid Culture Syringe is freshly prepared and can be stored for up to 6 months when refrigerated.

Shiitake are known for being a delicious gourmet mushroom.

Cultivated traditionally for hundreds of years and it wasn’t until as recently as the 1980’s that commercial growth was possible. Now they can be grown in your own home!

Suitable Substrate:
hardwood (most suitable: oak, beech, birch, alder, chestnut, pasania)

Suitable method of cultivation:
wood logs, mushroom bed / patch, indoor mycelium bags for cultivation in a greenhouse

Growing conditions:
Phase 1: Mycelium growth
Temperature: 21 – 27°C
Humidity: 95 – 100%
Duration: 35 – 70 days
Light: 50 – 100 lux

Phase 2: Primordia formation / Fruiting initiation
Temperature: 10 – 24°C (optimum: 15 – 18 °C)
Humidity: 95 – 100%
Duration: 5 – 7 days
Light: 500 – 2.000 lux

Phase 3: Fruiting and Harvest
Temperature: 10 – 24 °C (optimum: 15 – 18 °C)
Humidity: 60 – 80% (for Flower-Shiitake: 60 %)
Duration: 7 day
Light: 500 – 2,000 lux
Cropping cycle: 2 – 3 crops, about 2 weeks apart

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