Produces annually in late summer from August to September, in response to heavy summer rainfall.
All hardwoods are suitable, and also fruit trees, Preferred species: Alder, Ash, Beech, Chestnut, Cherry, Oak, Poplar, Willow.
Wider diameter timber gives the best results as this mushroom needs a larger nutritional base with which to fruit from. Larger boughs and limbs 20 cm in diameter and over, trunk sections cut into rounds, and also large tree stumps still rooted in the ground. Larger timber takes longer for the mycelium to colonise, therefore the spawn run can last two to five years before the first crop. Using a higher inoculation rate, i.e. 60 plugs per 50 cm of timber, will help reduce the spawn run time considerably. The plugs should be sealed with wax directly after inoculation.
Inoculation Rate: 60 plugs per 50 cm length of timber
Dowel Size: 8 mm x 35 mm
Supplied in a Filter Bag for maximum viability and extended storage
6 month Use-by-Date