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Lentinus edodes (Brown Shiitake)
Lentinus tigrinus (Little Shiitake)
Lentinus alba (White Shiitake)
The second most cultivated mushroom world-wide (Oysters are moving in for an overthrow, though). Popular for Japanese cuisine. This mushroom is available fresh, dried, and in a variety of specialty packages. Recipes for using it are also widely available.
Relatively easy to grow on logs, and fairly easy to propagate, which means that it is often cultivated by those who are just starting in mushroom culture.
Shiitake mushrooms are a saturated market, so please don't decide to grow these hoping to get rich. They are only profitable if you grow them in combination with other mushrooms, and if you sell direct to the customer. It is very difficult to make enough if you sell them wholesale. They sell best in a shiitake product, such as pickles, dried mixes, etc. They sell for one tenth or LESS of the retail price if you sell them wholesale to a distributor.
If you dry Shiitakes in the sun, with the gills facing up, they concentrate Vitamin D. Shiitakes contain a very absorbable form of Vitamin D, even when they are not dried in the sun. Vitamin D has been linked to immune system health and mood regulation.
Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to purchase. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our products, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume. We merely assure that they are as represented on our website.
We do not make any promises as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.
We cannot guarantee that any spawn, spore, or kit product will grow or produce mushrooms. We do guarantee that our products are as described, and that the methods in our instructions do produce good results, but once our products leave our facility, we can no longer control the factors which are responsible for success. Gardening of any kind is a chancy business, and success depends upon adherence to instructions, and may be influenced by weather, environmental factors, and other controllable and non-controllable factors. As such, we cannot guarantee your success, and advise that if you are uncomfortable with purchasing under these terms, that you refrain from purchase.
We do promise to answer your questions, and offer reasonable assistance if needed, and to correct any errors if a mistake is made on our part.