Red Reishi Mushroom Outdoor Grow Kit from North Spore

$36.00

Red Reishi Mushroom Outdoor Grow Kit from North Spore

Red reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is an edible medicinal mushroom known as “Ling Zhi” in China and “Reishi” or “Manetake” in Japan. It produces beautiful, reddish-brown, shelf-like fruiting bodies that are highly prized for their wellness properties. Red Reishi Mushroom Outdoor Grow Kit is great for enthusiast growers who have had some success growing other mushrooms. This is a species that is cultivated on logs commercially in Asia. However, most commercial producers in North America grow reishi indoors.

Red reishi can be difficult to cultivate and is ideal for advanced and enthusiast growers who have had some success growing other mushrooms. NOTE: Red reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) will only grow on hardwoods. It will not grow on hemlock.

Skill level: Advanced
Grow location: Outdoors
Spawn shelf life: 6 months (refrigerated)
Incubation: 12-24 months
Fruiting temps: 65-80°F

Each outdoor kit contains:

  • A drill bit
  • Log sealing wax
  • A wax applicator
  • 100ct plug spawn or voucher
  • Instruction guide

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Description

Red Reishi Mushroom Outdoor Grow Kit

Red reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is an edible medicinal mushroom known as “Ling Zhi” in China and “Reishi” or “Manetake” in Japan. It produces beautiful, reddish-brown, shelf-like fruiting bodies that are highly prized for their wellness properties. Red Reishi Mushroom Outdoor Grow Kit is great for enthusiast growers who have had some success growing other mushrooms. This is a species that is cultivated on logs commercially in Asia. However, most commercial producers in North America grow reishi indoors.

Red reishi can be difficult to cultivate and is ideal for advanced and enthusiast growers who have had some success growing other mushrooms. NOTE: Red reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) will only grow on hardwoods. It will not grow on hemlock.

Skill level: Advanced
Grow location: Outdoors
Spawn shelf life: 6 months (refrigerated)
Incubation: 12-24 months
Fruiting temps: 65-80°F

Each outdoor kit contains:

  • A drill bit
  • Log sealing wax
  • A wax applicator
  • 100ct plug spawn or voucher
  • Instruction guide

That’s not mold, it’s mycelium!

Your kit includes plug spawn colonized with mushroom mycelium. It may appear covered with a soft, white, mold-like substance – that’s the mushroom mycelium! It is completely normal. The mycelium of some species is more prominent than others.

Kit with voucher

Ordering a log kit with a voucher allows you to redeem your plug spawn at a later date. Vouchers make a great gift and are good for projects beyond a 3 month start date.

Inoculation

Reishi works best when fully colonized logs are buried underground. Reishi likes any of the three log methods and colonizes in 12-24 months. It prefers oak logs and fruits in the summer. After a 1-year colonization period above ground, Reishi logs may be buried under 2 inches of topsoil to mimic its natural method of production. Mushrooms will fruit from the logs and emerge from the soil.

For our complete plug spawn pamphlet, click here.

Storing
If you don’t plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 6 months.

Cooking

Reishi is bitter with a tough texture. For this reason, we don’t recommend it for culinary use. However, it can be dried and made into teas or powders. It can also be extracted to make tinctures.

Cautions & considerations
If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked.

Additional information

Kit Type

with Voucher

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