Tukey Tail (trametes versicolor) is not classed as a direclty edible mushroom because of it’s tough and leathery texture. It is used to make a medicinal tea by boiling in water, and also a tincture can be prepared using alchohol which is then removed or diluted down.
Turkey Tail is the first medicinal mushroom to have a pharmaceutically manufactured and approved drug isolated from it. Called Krestin PSK, the drug is used as an adjunct to chemo and radio therapy and assists cancer patients in re-buiding their immune system after treatment. It has limited side-effects and posesses imuno-modulating and anti-viral properites.
A perennial bracket mushroom which produces annually in summer.
All hardwoods, softwoods and fruit and nut trees are suitable.
Turkey Tail will adapt to any size of log: wide, narrow, and stumps are all suitable for cultivation.
Inoculation Rate: 30 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