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Shiitake Mushroom Lentinula edodes

How to sow shiitake mushroom: Inoculate logs with spawn

Sun requirement for shiitake mushroom: Plant in Partial Sun

Shiitake Mushroom has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

Shiitake mushrooms have white stems with tightly-packed gills that are not directly attached to the stem. Their caps are brown to black. Shiitake have a long history of medicinal use, are high in Vitamins B and D, and are believed to have anti-tumor properties. Growing the mushrooms on logs outdoors (rather than the sawdust used for commercially grown mushrooms) increases their nutrient content. Spawn comes in three different forms, plugs are the easiest to use for beginners.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

First harvest expected

16 weeks after planting

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Shiitake mushroom crops

Shiitake mushroom plantings

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Shiitake mushroom harvests

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How to grow shiitake mushroom

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shiitake mushroom is a variety of mushroom

Scientific names

Lentinula edodes

Alternate names

Sawtooth oak mushroom
black forest mushroom
black mushroom
golden oak mushroom
oakwood mushroom

Shiitake mushroom harvests