Shiitake (Warm Temperature Tolerant Fruiting) Plug Spawn

Original price was: $20.00.Current price is: $16.00.

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Plug Spawn-
The plug spawn (also called dowel spawn) offered is a bag of ~100 ct plugs (by weight). They can be used immediately or kept in the fridge for 2-6 months (potentially 1+ year but using ASAP is best). The plugs are 1/4″ in diameter and 1″ long.
Use plug spawn to inoculate freshly cut hardwood logs (do not let sit more than 1-2 months). 100 plugs will inoculate 3-4 logs that are 4-6″ in diameter and 2′ in length. More plugs per log increases chances of colonization and may reduce colonization times- I recommend more plugs per log for new growers.
I can sell 300+ plugs at a discounted cost and can take custom orders for larger plug numbers at reduced rates. Contact me if interested.

I encourage customers to look up log cultivation methods- it is usually 6-12 months to fruit and logs sometimes need to be soaked to allow fruiting. I do not offer a guide currently but I hope to link one here in the near future.

shiitake plug spawn



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.

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

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Weight 100 g

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Customer Reviews

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So easy!!

The plugs were all totally covered with mycelium and went in easy. Now we just wait for the goodness. Package arrived quickly and thank you for the freebies! I will be coming back to MMM for all my future mycology needs!