When do I Pick Shiitake Mushrooms

Jerry Haugen mycowrld at cdsnet.net
Thu Apr 24 04:41:35 EST 1997


Gary Lindgren wrote:
> 
> How big should the Shiitakes be when I harvest them. I have a big batch
> coming now and several are 4" across. Or what other criteria should one use
> to time the picking.
> Gary Lindgren
> gel at theconnection.com

Commercial growers typically pick them while the cap is still rolled
under a bit, regardless of size.  That gives them a better shelf life
and a bit more physical strength (thus they handle better).  For home
use, they could be more open.
-Jerry-
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Jerry Haugen
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