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Organic Hen of the Woods (Maitake) Mushroom Sawdust Spawn

Organic Hen of the Woods (Maitake) Mushroom Sawdust Spawn

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Hen of the woods, aka Maitake (Grifola frondosa) is a succulent polypore with a delicate feathery texture and earthy rich flavor. Its lacy sides make it a great option for frying, roasting, sautéing, and adding a visual flair to many dishes.

Hen of the woods mushrooms are great for enthusiast growers who have had some success with other more advanced species. Because hen of the woods is not a strong competitor, it requires a different cultivation strategy. Inoculation works best when logs are steam sterilized, incubated and colonized in filter patch bags, then removed from bags and partially buried in a shaded spot.

Recommended use:

  • Hen of the woods sawdust spawn is only recommended for log projects.
  • One bag of sawdust spawn will reliably inoculate 20 logs.

Hen of the Woods (Maitake) log chart:

BEST WOOD SPECIES* White Oak, Red Oak, Bur Oak
OTHER SUITABLE SPECIES None recommended
AVOID All other woods


Upon receiving your spawn:

Remove it from the shipping box as soon as possible. Then, unfold the top of the bag, making room for air space. It's also important to check and confirm that the filter patch is not obstructed. This will help the organism breathe and continue to thrive!

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