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 the logs may be partially buried, vertically oriented to conserve water during fruiting. When properly cared for, our hardy strain of shiitake will begin to fruit in as little as 6 months, with the most substantial fruitings appearing in 1-2 years. 100 Plugs
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