Produces annually in late summer from August to early October, in response to heavy and prolonged rainfall.
All hardwoods are suitable, and also fruit and nut trees, but the results can be unpredictable using the latter two. Preferred species: Birch, Cherry, Chestnut, Elm, Maple, Oak, Walnut.
When compared to other mushroom species, Lion’s Mane is considered a ‘slower coloniser’, so thinner boughs and limbs are recommended (with a diameter of no more than 15 cm) to achieve colonisation in 12 to 18 months. Wider logs can be used, but it may take 3-5 years before colonisation is complete. To help Lion’s Mane establish quickly on wide logs, we recommend a minimum purchase of 60 plugs.
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