b. Shiitake Starter Kits

Shiitake Starter Kit – plug spawn – MP510 (wide range)

The MP510 wide-range temperature strain is extremely popular for shiitake cultivation indoors or outdoors in natural logs. Fruiting range is 55-80°F.
Yields large mushrooms with thick flesh, tolerant to hot and cool weather. Has a fast spawn run, 6-9 months from inoculation to first harvest.

The starter kit includes 300 spawn plugs, 1 lb. wax, 1 wax dauber, and detailed directions. This is enough to inoculate 10 logs of average size 40″ long x 4″ diameter.

Note: Inoculated logs keep fruiting for several years without the need to re-inoculate. This is true for all strains and species of mushrooms.

Price: $21.00

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Shiitake Starter Kit – plug spawn – MP853 (warm, humid weather)

The MP853 warm temperature strain is a greenhouse or outdoor strain. This variety produces the largest mushrooms with the thickest flesh. Slow to fruit (10 months-1 year) but with a long production life by 20-40%, and yields mushrooms up to 7-1/2″ across.

The starter kit includes 300 spawn plugs, 1 lb. wax, 1 wax dauber, and detailed directions. This is enough to inoculate 10 logs of average size 40″ long x 4″ diameter.

Note: Inoculated logs keep fruiting for several years without the need to re-inoculate. This is true for all strains and species of mushrooms.

Price: $21.00

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Shiitake Starter Kit – plug spawn – MP910 (new wide range)

This is a new wide-range temperature-fruiting strain of shiitake derived from a popular and highly productive Chinese strain. The fruiting temperature range is 53-83°F.  Yields large mushrooms with thick flesh, tolerant to hot and cool weather. Has a fast spawn run, 6-9 months from inoculation to first harvest.

The starter kit includes 300 spawn plugs, 1 lb. wax, 1 wax dauber, and detailed directions. This is enough to inoculate 10 logs of average size 40″ long x 4″ diameter.

Note: Inoculated logs keep fruiting for several years without the need to re-inoculate. This is true for all strains and species of mushrooms.

Price: $21.00

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