Have you grown Chicken-of-the-woods?

Colin Davidson cabd2 at biotech.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jan 31 05:32:46 EST 2003


"Sam Jackson" <sam_shrooms at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:pgpmoose.200301301015.20913 at net.bio.net...
> Many places sell plugs of Polyporus (Laetiporus) sulphureus,
> also known as Sulfur Shelf.
>
> 1.  Have you actually gotten it to fruit?  How?

No, but I've heard that it can be done on wood stumps. Kits and spawn can be
purchased, for example from http://www.mycologue.co.uk

> 2.  Have you eaten it, either grown or harvested from wild?
> How as the taste?

Really good. Not quite like roast chicken, but not entirely unlike it
either. It's got a meaty taste and texture, but is generally 'lighter' if
that makes sense. Have to get it young.





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