Shitake Cultivation

Mike Carey mikeca at
Fri Oct 24 20:50:20 EST 1997

P Okerholm wrote:
> Dear Mike,
>         I am not familiar with the method you are using but when growing
>  Shiitake commercially on supplemented sawdust, it takes several months before
>  fruiting can be induced. Perhaps you just need to wait longer.
> Regards,
> Paul
Thank you Paul. Do you know what is the normal initiation strategy for
Shitaki on sawdust blocks? The way I'm doing this differs from the
common method only in that I use a jar to contain the substrate rather
than a poly bag to hold it. Mike

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