Shiitake Fruiting Block

R395.00

Fruiting Guide

Temperature: 20 – 24 C
Humidity: 90 % lowering the humidity with when pins appear

 

We Recommend to remove the plastic sleeve of the flush stick completely. This is the only flush stick of all varieties where the entire sleeve should be removed Place the stick in a clean area overnight, moisture will evaporate off of the brown surface overnight, when it feels slightly dry to the touch, we recommend to submerge the flush stick in ice cold water for 12 hours, remove the flush stick from the water the next day and allow excess water to drain off. Take a hose pipe and set to fine mist, spray your flush stick with high pressure from approximately 10cm away, the idea is to disturb white mycelium and cause slight vibration to flow through the stick, finally do the slap shock technique and place your shiitake in your shotgun chamber for fruiting.

1kg fruiting blocks already colonised and ready to fruit. Each strain is colonised on the appropriate bulk substrate to allow for maximum growth.

These fruiting blocks are easy and fun to grow and will yield approximately 300g of edible mushroom over 3 flushes provided the correct conditions are met. They are a great way to start your mushroom journey but are meant for home use and not for commercial ventures.

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Description

Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula edodes)

Have you tried growing oyster mushrooms and now you’re ready to try a slightly more challenging variety?

Shiitake mushrooms are a bit more difficult to grow since their mycelium is not as aggressive, and requires a longer incubation time. But the extra work can be well​ worth it.

Shiitake produces more flushes of fresh mushrooms for you to harvest. Sometimes for years under the right conditions!

Shiitake mushrooms contain compounds that support heart health, boost your immune system, and may even be able to help fight cancer and tumors.

Shiitake mushrooms produce 3 to 5 flushes of fresh mushrooms on average when grown on sawdust or grain. If you grow them on logs, they can provide you with fresh mushrooms every 5 weeks for 4 to 6 years!

The upfront time and monetary investment of growing your own shiitake mushrooms will more than pay for itself. Just​ think about what the amount of mushrooms you’ll be harvesting would cost to buy from the supermarket.

Plus you can’t beat the level of freshness that comes from harvesting mushrooms at home! Growing your own mushrooms is a great hobby and is also​ an excellent learning experience to teach kids about nature

Baked Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe

An easy and delicious baked shiitake mushroom recipe makes a wonderful side dish. They are wonderfully hearty and very flavorful!Baked Shiitake Mushrooms

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon fine salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 lb. fresh shiitake mushrooms, rinsed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 200 C. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and dried thyme.
  • Add the mushrooms and toss to coat.
  • Transfer the coated mushrooms to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until tender, about 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.