Shiitake (Warm Temperature Tolerant Fruiting) Agar Wedge

Original price was: $10.00.Current price is: $8.50.

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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 agar wedges are colonized agar pieces cut to fit in a 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tube and are shipped with parafilm. The species is written on the tube.
Agar wedge orders ship Thursdays only.

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Weight 5 g

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Julie Redeye
Its taken off

The wedge of warm fruiting shiitake I bought took off immediately when put to agar. The culture is clean and the growth is strong. Cant wait to get to the fruiting! I have never been disappointed in a genetic from MMM and I have been coming back for years. I hope I am as skilled of a mycologist one day!

Everett Waters
Great service!

Everything always comes fast, clean, and ready for use! Can’t complain ever about ordering anything from here!

Bart Harley Jarvis
simply the best

MMM always comes through with clean samples and healthy genetics, and this agar wedge was no exception!

Randall Dewitt
Clean Cultures at Competitive Prices

This vendor sells clean, healthy cultures. They come in minimalist packaging, are protected, and I have never had a single problem with any shipment I have received. In addition, the special offers and discounts you can stack up mean that you always get more than you bargained for. Great Vendor, Great Service, Great Cultures.