Reishi produces beautiful, waxy, reddish-brown, shelf-like fruiting bodies that are highly prized for their medicinal properties. These mushrooms are 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.
*NOTE: There are two species of reishi available.
- Ganoderma lucidum is a species of reishi that only grows on hardwoods. It will not grow on hemlock.
- Ganoderma tsugae is a species of reishi that grows on hemlock. It will not grow on hardwoods.
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.
The spawn used in our mushroom plugs is grown on USDA certified organic grain and made with organic cultures from our own culture bank. Our plugs are handmade from a blend of locally sourced, all-natural, organic, and non-GMO woods from farms and forests in New England and North America.
|Spawn shelf life
||6 months (refrigerated)
||Bitter, woody; recommended for stocks, tinctures, and teas