Lion’s Mane Sawdust Spawn


Softball size clusters with cascading long spines make this Hericium one of the most breath-taking mushrooms. Lion’s Mane has received attention in recent years for its neurotrophic capabilities by potentially keeping our brains strong.

While Lion’s Mane grown in sawdust culture can sometimes be slightly bitter, its log grown counterpart is almost always sweet and succulent. Patience is required for growing Lion’s Mane on logs, often taking two years for fruiting to begin.

Fruits in spring and fall. Lion’s Mane sawdust spawn can be used via the standard “drill and fill” method as used for shiitake cultivation; however, an increasingly promising method is the “totem method,” used on larger diameter rounds (especially on beech and other medium-hard/medium-soft hardwoods).

One 2.5 lb. bag of sawdust spawn should plant approx. 2-4 large rounds of wood using the totem method. One 5.5 lb. bag of sawdust spawn will inoculate 20 logs (4″ dia. x 40″ length) using the drill-and-fill method. Instructions for both methods are included.

A furry mushroom friend that you will want to pet as much as eat. Lion‰۪s mane does very well on beech totems and supplemented sawdust. It takes longer than shiitake or oyster to establish and cannot be shocked into fruiting. This strain typically fruits in September


Lion’s Mane Sawdust Spawn

Lion’s Mane Sawdust Spawn that tastes like YES crabmeat! Hericium fruit have spines, not gills, and can be found fruiting on a variety of hardwood trees. Nearly identical in appearance and flavor to other Lion’s mane Sawdust Spawn, this slight species variation differs from H. americanum in that this species forms a perfect singular ball of spines.

Tearing this mushroom into strands and sautéing with butter and garlic tastes nearly identical to crabmeat or lobster! Lion’s mane Sawdust Spawn for anyone with shellfish allergies that wish they could eat shrimp or other seafood, try coating slices into egg, breading and frying them, pairing with a spicy mayo sauce for dipping.

Edibility and Taste: Like crabmeat or lobster when sautéed with butter, garlic and onions
Grows On: black walnut, oak, beech, elm, maple, cherry or Sterilized sawdust indoors
Fruiting Temps: 50-65F
Availability: Year-Round

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Ounce, Quarter Pound, Half Pound, Pound


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