Shiitake, first cultivated by the Japanese, could be considered a gourmet mushroom. We grow them in the biological way on oak logs, only then the meaty and firm shiitake with its spicy taste will develop. Shiitake is rich on protein and can be used as a substitute by vegetarians.
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After many years of trying different methods of inoculation we can now offer you sawdust dowel spawn. It has a coned shape which makes it easy to insert into the drilled holes. Because of its shape and sawdust composite it will enable the mycelium to grow faster into the logs. There is a small cap added to the sawdust dowel which will close up the drilled hole. HOT WAX IS NO LONGER NEEDED. This sawdust dowel will raise your percentage of success on inoculated logs.
These sawdust dowels will come in sheets each containing 600 dowels. You can just pop them out and insert them by hand. With an average rate of 40 dowels per log (log length 120 cm) these sheets will do for 15 logs.
In nature shiitake grows in deciduous woods using dead oaks nutrition to grow. At our nursery we let the shiitake grow in exactly that atmosphere, in plain air, in the forest. The nursery is traditional and small-scale. In these natural surroundings we are able to produce a quality shiitake mushroom.
In the traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine shiitake is used for many different health problems. It is rich on anti-oxidant which could lower your cholesterol and strengthen your health. Shiitake is also rich on vitamin B and B12, which would make it a suitable alternative for meat.
Biological growth means that we do not make use of fertilizers or pesticides and our spawn is not genetically manipulated. We therefore have EKO licence and controlled by the SKAL. We are fully organically certified. Licence nr.006867.