Names: Hen of the Woods, Maitake, Ram's Head, Sheep's Head
Classification: Grifola frondosa
Substrates: Rye Berries, Supplemented Sawdust, Logs
Incubation Temp: 62-70° F
Incubation Humidity: 80%-85%
Incubation Time: 16 Days
Fruiting Temp: 55-65° F
Fruiting Humidity: 90%-93%
Fruiting Time: 16 Days
Cultivation Level: Medium
Maitake is an edible and medicinal mushroom grows in the northern part of the Temperate Zone in the Northern Hemisphere found in Japan, China, Europe and North America. Maitake has been prized not only for its tastes but also for its medicinal value, and there have been many anecdotal reports on various medicinal properties of Maitake.
The Gourmet category features high quality, live, liquid culture suspensions (not spores), in 10 ml. luer-lok syringes. Syringes are shipped capped with a separate sterile 16g syringe needle, and can be stored for several months in a cool location.