There is an important timing to starting with inserting the spawn. Order your sawdust spawn in winter and insert into the logs in early spring.
We make ready to use sawdust spawn. The spawn comes in sheets of 600 dowels per sheet. It is ready to use. It can be easily inserted into the drilled holes by hand. Just pop-out the dowels and insert them by hand. The dowels are covered with a small Styrofoam cap so you don’t need to cover them with hot wax. The coned shape and the sawdust make sure that the mycelium can grow into the log immediately which ensures a fast colonization of the log. Unwanted fungus will have less chance. Using logs of 120 cm length, each sheet should be enough to inoculate 15 logs.
USE ONLY FRESH LOGS CUT IN WINTER. THESE LOGS WILL CONTAIN THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF SUGARS NEEDED FOR A GOOD GROWTH.
Especially for farmers or people who want to start a shiitake farm we can give you advice. We have over 10 years of experience in the Netherlands and the south of Europe. If you need advice on how to set up a farm send us a mail asking for the rates. If you use our spawning method the rates will go down.
We deliver dried shiitake for consumption. If you order from long distance we would advice dried shiitake because of the duration of mailing.