Shitake Cultivation

Jon Dough root at
Sat Oct 25 15:36:04 EST 1997

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997 16:58:54 -0700, Mike Carey <mikeca at>

>The Shitake is grown on a alderwood/rye
>flour substrate and was removed from the jars when placed into the
>humidity chamber.

I understand that Shiitake needs Oak bark or some (unknown?) compound
found in Oak bark to fruit, though it can be grown on some other types
of wood but not as well. Perhaps Alderwood is not one of them, or
perhaps some Oak bark added to the mix will do the trick.

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