1. Spawn

Welcome to Mushroompeople! Spawn is the mushroom culture in bulk, the “seed” material used to cultivate mushrooms in logs, sawdust, straw, or other media. Spawn can be stored for 2 to 3 months at 34–41° F, if unopened, or about a week once opened. Do not freeze! Plug (dowel) spawn is only available for shiitake. All our species are available in sawdust spawn, and we sometimes feature grain spawn for Tree Oyster.

Lion’s Mane – sawdust spawn

Hericium erinaceus can be grown experimentally in stacked hardwood log wafers, or in partially buried logs in damp places, or in bags of sterilized hardwood sawdust.   Sawdust spawn only.

Price: $19.00

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Maitake – sawdust spawn

Grifola frondosa grows experimentally in hardwood logs or stacked log wafers in plastic bags, but most reliably in sterilized sawdust & woodchip bags. Sawdust spawn only.

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Phoenix Oyster – grain spawn, 2 lb.

The Phoenix Oyster (Pleurotus pulmonarius) is a crunchy, delicious member of the oyster family. It is a warm-weather fruiter, unique for growing well in softwoods like pine, fir, and spruce, as well as in soft hardwoods like poplar. cottonwood, sweetgum, willow, etc., and hard hardwoods like the oak species. The Phoenix oyster is heat-loving, and grows well in India and Hawaii.

Grain spawn is used to inoculate pasteurized hardwood sawdust, straw, or coffee grounds in patch bags or other breathable containers. A 2-lb. bag of grain spawn will inoculate about 30 lb. of dry substrate. Fruits from 70º-86º F.

Please refer to our Book Section for GROWING GOURMET & MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS 3rd Ed. by Paul Stamets, a beautiful illustrated state-of-the-art manual for all methods of growing many types of mushrooms in all kinds of media. 585p.

Price: $19.00

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Phoenix Oyster – sawdust spawn

Pleurotus pulmonarius is a warm-weather fruiter, unique for growing well in softwoods like pine, fir, and spruce logs, as well as in the soft hardwoods like poplar. cottonwood, sweetgum, willow, etc., and of course, in all the oak species. The Phoenix oyster is heat-loving, and grows well in India and Hawaii.
Sawdust oyster spawn is suitable for cultivation in logs or in stacked larger diameter log rounds, indoors or out.  One Kilogram bag (2.2 lb.) will inoculate about 20 logs having an average size of 4″ diam. x 40″ long.  Please refer to our complete directions in the main menu (blue horizontal bar).

Price: $19.00

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Reishi – sawdust spawn

Ganoderma lucidum, the premier Chinese medicinal mushroom, grows on horizontal, partially buried hardwood logs kept in shady, damp (not standing water) places.  Sawdust spawn only.

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Shiitake – sawdust spawn – MP852 (warm, dry weather)

Fruits around 60-86°F, greenhouse or outdoor strain. Fruits best in hot weather. This strain is sensitive to overwatering, needs an airy, less humid fruiting area. One 1 Kg. bag of sawdust spawn inoculates 20 logs of average size 4” diameter x 40” long.

SAWDUST SPAWN is the most economical way to grow mushrooms in natural logs. The extra piece of equipment you might need is a $27 inoculation tool. Its cost can be recouped in spawn savings within 125 logs.

Note: Logs produce mushrooms for years without the need to re-inoculate. This holds true for all species of mushrooms.

Price: $19.00

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Shiitake – sawdust spawn – MP855 (cold weather)

Fruits at 41-68°F, greenhouse or outdoor strain. Incubation period or “spawn run” is longer, running from 9 months to 1 1/2 years. Fruits from October to June, seldom in summer. One 1 Kg. bag of sawdust spawn inoculates 20 logs of average size 4” diameter x 40” long.

SAWDUST SPAWN is the most economical way to grow mushrooms in natural logs. The extra piece of equipment you might need is a $27 inoculation tool. Its cost can be recouped in spawn savings within 125 logs.

Note: Logs produce mushrooms for years without the need to re-inoculate. This holds true for all species of mushrooms.

Price: $19.00

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Spawn – Quantity Discounts for Large Orders

 
CLICK ON THIS ICON TO VIEW OUR DISCOUNTS FOR SPAWN IN LARGE QUANTITIES

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE SAWDUST SPAWN IN ALL OUR MUSHROOM SPECIES, BUT PLUG SPAWN IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR SHIITAKE.

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Tree Oyster – grain spawn, 2 Lb

Tree Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a large, succulent, cream-to-brown shelf mushroom that thrives and fruits in cool temperatures.

Grain spawn can be used to inoculate pasteurized hardwood sawdust, straw, or coffee grounds, in patch bags or other breathable containers. A 2-lb. bag of grain spawn will inoculate about 30 lb. of dry substrate. Fruits from 60º-76º F.

Please refer to our Book Section for GROWING GOURMET & MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS 3rd Ed. by Paul Stamets, a beautiful illustrated state-of-the-art manual for all methods of growing many types of mushrooms in all kinds of media. 585p.

Price: $19.00

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Tree Oyster – sawdust spawn

Tree Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a large, delicious, succulent, cream-to-brown-colored shelf mushroom that fruits in cool temperatures.  It grows well in logs of softer hardwoods like poplar and sweet gum, as well as in all the oaks, and also in stacked rounds of larger logs; indoors or outdoors.

One Kilogram bag (2.2 lb.) of sawdust spawn will inoculate about 20 logs of average size 4″ diam. x 40″ long. Please refer to our complete directions in the main menu (the top blue horizontal bar).

Price: $19.00

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