Shiitake - Lentinula edodes - 'Cold'-strain - grain spawn for organic growing, AT-BIO-301 Strain Nr.:106003

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Shiitake grain spawn for inoculation fruiting substrate. Syn.: Lentinus edodes, Agaricus edodes, Shii-Take, Shaingugu, Hua Gu, Qua Gu, Chinese black mushroom, black forest mushroom

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Shiitake - Lentinula edodes - 'Cold'-strain

Ready colonised rye grain spawn for inoculation of convenient fruiting substrate. Larger quantities for commercial mushroom growing on request. Recommended only for experienced cultivators!

This Strain is a cold weather Shiitake. The main characteristic of Shiitake 'Cold' is the low fruiting temperature, it bares furiting bodies at around +5 to +15 °C (optimum +8 to +10 °C), but it also has to be considered that at such low temperatures the growth is slower and the harvest yield is lower in comparison with other Shiitake strains. This Shiitake is proved for outdoor cultivation to extant the harvest season some weeks in spring and fall. Also for cultivation at higher attitudes Shiitake 'Cold' is the best choice.

Shiitake has originally been domiciled in Japan, Korea and China and his special characteristics are known by the people for more than 2000 years. The smell of this special mushroom is very similar to garlic and is due to an ingredient called Lenthionine. Shiitake counts to the most popular gourmet-mushrooms in the world.

Production time: Spawn is made fresh after ordering, production time 2 to 3 weeks.
This product is fresh produce and should be processed immediatly after delivery.
If the product cannot be processed immediatley, it can be stored in the fridge at 4° Celsius for a maximum of two weeks.

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Organic Shiitake - Lentinula edodes - 'Cold'-strain - Grain Spawn small

Mastergrain (rye based)
Certified for organic mushroom cultivation.
(Organic control station: AT-BIO-301, Austria Bio Garantie)
1 autoclavebag approx. 1.6 kg – 2.5 liter
Price: from 14.90 €

Organic Shiitake - Lentinula edodes - 'Cold'-strain - Grain Spawn large

Mastergrain (rye based)
Certified for organic mushroom cultivation.
(Organic control station: AT-BIO-301, Austria Bio Garantie)
1 autoclavebag approx. 3.3 kg – 6 liter
Price: from 19.90 €

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

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Agaricomycetes
Class: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Lentinula
Species: Lentinula edodes
Spores: white, ovoid to ellipsoid, 5 - 6.5 x 3 - 3.5 µ

Growing conditions:
Phase 1: Mycelium growth
Temperature: 21 - 27°C
Humidity: 95 - 100%
Duration: 35 - 70 days
CO2: >10,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 0 - 1 per hour
Light: 50 - 100 lux

Phase 2: Primordia formation / Fruiting initiation
Temperature: +5 to +15 °C (optimum: +8 to +10 °C)
Humidity: 95 - 100%
Duration: 5 - 7 days
CO2: <1,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 4 - 7 per hour
Lght: 500 - 2.000 lux

Phase 3: Fruiting and harvest
Temperature: +5 to  +15 °C (optimum +8 to +10 °C)
Humidity: 60 - 80%
Duration: 7 days
Co2: <1,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 4 - 8 per hour
Light: 500 - 2,000 lux
Cropping cycle: 2 - 3 crops, about 2 weeks apart

SKU: AN246
Shipping weight‍: 2,00 kg
Item weight‍: 1,60 kg
Content‍: 2,50 l


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