Buy Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs Online
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.
|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