Shiitake Mushroom (lintenodes edose)
Wide Range Starin
The Shiitake Mushroom is the most popular edible mushroom in Japan. The Asians have used it for thousands of years as a tonic and stimulant to increase vitality, prevent cerebral hemorrhage strokes, as well as improve circulation.
Currently, scientists in the west are studying the shiitake mushroom by extracting lentinan a substance found in this type of mushroom. Research by the scientific community is curious about the anti-tumor, Cholesterol, and blood pressure lowering properties.
Shiitake mushrooms have been hailed for both their culinary and health benefits in Japan and other parts of Asia for hundreds of years, and their popularity worldwide increases every year. Found primarily on thicker-barked hardwoods like oak, they also do well on "scrub" hardwoods like alder although longevity of the logs will be less than that of other hardwoods. Logs or stumps can be inoculated; after incubating around 6-8 months your logs will produce shiitake for 2-6 years.
50 plugs will inoculate very well one 40" long log,4"- 8" in diameter or 8"-18" diameter Stump