Shiitake - Lentinula edodes - "Straw"-Strain - grain spawn for organic growing, AT-BIO-301 Strain Nr.: 106004

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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 - "Straw"-strain - Lentinula edodes - Grain Spawn

This Shiitake strain is special as it is growing well on straw. This makes it suitable for cultivation on straw-bales, unlike most other Shiitake strains. The "straw"-strain belongs to the shiitake with colder fruiting temperature (14 - 16 ° Celsius). It may also fruit at higher temperatures, but this is not optimal and might lead to not as nicely developed fruit bodies.

The Japanese name Shiitake consists of the words Take (= mushroom) and Shii (= Pasania-tree) and means mushroom that grows on a tree. The 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.

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

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 - "Straw"-strain - Lentinula edodes - 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 - "Straw"-strain -   Lentinula edodes - 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), straw

Suitable method of cultivation:
wood logs, mushroom bed / patch, indoor mycelium bags for cultivation in a greenhouse, cultivation on bales of straw is still under research

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: 23 - 26°C
Humidity: 95 - 100%
Duration: 8 - 10 weeks
CO2: >10,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 0 - 1 per hour
Light: 50 - 100 lux

Phase 2: Primordia formation / Fruiting initiation
Temperature: 17 - 19°C
Humidity: 95 - 100%
Duration: 5 - 7 days
CO2: <1,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 4 - 7 per hour
Light: 500 - 2.000 lux

Phase 3: Fruiting and Harvest
Temperature: 14 - 17 °C 
Humidity: 85 - 95%
Duration: 5 - 8 days
CO2: 600 - 1,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 5 - 8 per hour
Light: daylight (12 h cycle)
Cropping cycle: 2 - 3 crops, about 2 weeks apart
SKU: AN557
Shipping weight‍: 2,00 kg
Item weight‍: 1,60 kg
Content‍: 2,50 l


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