Buy Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs online.
Buy Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs online. 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.
|Spawn shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
|Flavor profile||Savory, buttery, earthy|
|Bag sizes||100, 500, & 1,000 count|
Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is a nutritious mushroom that produces medium-to-large, brown, umbrella-shaped caps that tend to fruit throughout the summer to fall growing season. They are a delicious edible fungus from East Asia and their flavor is often described as rich, savory, buttery, and umami. Shiitake tends to produce generous flushes and they are a great mushroom for beginners. They colonize quickly and are the most reliable producers of any species. Shiitake LE 46 Mushroom Plugs
Plug spawn is ideal for smaller projects of 1-10 logs, though some log cultivators will use them for larger 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