Shiitake (Warm Temperature Tolerant Fruiting) Liquid Culture (LC)

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Lentinula edodes

This culture of shiitake has the standard shiitake fruiting abilities but also can tolerate warm fruiting conditions. This shiitake culture can fruit above 18°C (~65°F).
This shiitake culture is be able to fruit at about 50-75/80°F.
Browning is recommended for this culture but it has been shown to popcorn and fruit before browning fully.
Shiitake may be shortened to Shiit.

Shiitake mushroom culture popcorn / popcorningshiitake mushroom block popcorn / popcorning

These pins formed in the bag after they were kept in my basement as winter was approaching and temps dropped.
Warm fruiting shiitake ready-to-fruit block pinning

Image below is from @fungi_am_i who grew this culture around 71°F:Shiitake mushrooms grown by customer at 71 degrees F


All gourmet liquid cultures (LCs) are provided with a 16g needle (in the manufacturer’s packaging) and come in 10 mL capped syringes. They will be labelled on the plunger and are grown in a 2% malt extract solution. Shake well before use.


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Weight 30 g

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Great shiitake genetics!

These shiitakes did great for me. They colonized relatively quick (for shiitake) and produced some nice, healthy fruits!

Maddison Aikman
Excellent quality & service

This liquid culture was clean, no problems with contamination. And as always, customer service is the best around. He’s quick to answer any questions and super friendly!

Bart Harley Jarvis
The best around, nothing's gonna ever keep him down

Top notch samples, as always! MMM 4 life

Gus C.
Shittake and Chestnut LC

MMM a class act ; items arrived fast, some nice stickers thrown in. The LC’s were packed and thriving in their syringes. Already put to grain/expanded LC and growing strong have worked with MMM gourmet genetics - I have Yet to see any contamination - clean.

Timon Fitzpatrick

I've ordered at least 6 times and have been more than impressed every time with the quality and customer service every time. No complaints.

Brad E.
Warm fruiting shiitake that doesn't mind cold storage

I made a liquid culture master backup of these genetics and my health took a downturn, leading to my leaving it untouched in the library fridge. Still alive over 8 months later! Just a one quart mason jar, too. Great products and great service from MMM!