Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs


Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs For Sale

Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs For Sale. The workhorse of a great number of shiitake log growers. This strain has a rapid germination rate and high yields. LE 46 is a lovely mushroom with a black cap and white decoration around the top margins. This mushroom produces fruit over a broad temperature range and reacts well to shock. Best produced from hardwood logs. Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs For Sale.


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Buy Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs Online. The workhorse of several shiitake log cultivators. This variety has a quick germination rate and produces abundant crops. LE 46 is a beautiful mushroom with a black cap and white ornamentation around the upper borders. This mushroom produces fruit across a wide range of temperatures and is resilient to shock. Produced most effectively from hardwood logs.

Skill level Beginner
Grow location Outdoors
Incubation 9-12 months
Spawn shelf life 6 months (refrigerated)
Flavor profile Savory, buttery, earthy
Bag sizes 100, 500, & 1,000 count

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is a nutrient-rich fungus that grows medium-to-large, brown, umbrella-shaped caps that typically ripen from summer to autumn. They are a delectable edible fungus native to East Asia, and their taste is often characterized as being rich, savory, buttery, and umami. Shiitake mushrooms tend to generate abundant flushes and are ideal for novices. They swiftly colonize and are the most dependable producers of any species. Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs. Plug spawn is appropriate for projects involving 1 to 10 logs, however some log growers utilize it for bigger projects.

Tools you will need

To grow on logs using plug spawn, you will need a Drill Bit, Log Sealing Wax, and Wax Daubers.


Click here to download our pamphlet on growing mushrooms on logs, stumps, and totems.


Shiitake works best with the log method. Colonization takes at least 9-12 months, and fruiting tends to occur throughout the summer to fall growing seasons and after rainfalls. Preferred wood species are oak, maple, or beech.


If you don’t plan to use immediately, 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 beautifully with tamari, ginger, and garlic and can bring needed umami to many different dishes. These mushrooms are delicious sauteed and can be used in stir-fries, risottos, ramens, on pizzas, or simply eaten by themselves.


The spawn used in our mushroom plugs is grown on USDA certified organic grain and made with organic cultures from our own culture bank. Our plugs are handmade from a blend of locally sourced, all-natural, organic, and non-GMO woods from farms and forests in New England and North America. Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs

Caution & considerations

If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked. Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs

Additional information


100, 500, 1000


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