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Shiitake Mushroom Culture Plate

Shiitake Mushroom Culture Plate

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Shiitake Mushroom Agar Plates: Begin Your Gourmet Mycological Exploration


Venture into the world of gourmet fungi with our Shiitake Mushroom Agar Plates, specially designed for mycology aficionados in the UK. These plates facilitate the cultivation of Lentinula edodes, a mushroom celebrated for its distinctive taste and nutritional benefits, making them perfect for culinary enthusiasts and educational projects alike.

Optimal Growth Conditions:

Temperature: Ideal growth at 23-26°C (73-78°F).

Humidity: Optimal levels are between 85-90% for fruitful development.

Incubation Time: Expect visible mycelial growth within 14-21 days.

Fruiting Time: Fruiting typically starts 6-12 weeks post-inoculation, influenced by specific environmental factors.

Product Highlights:

Strain: Shiitake Mushroom (Lentinula edodes), noted for steady and resilient growth.

Yield Potential: High, with results varying based on applied cultivation techniques and conditions.

Substrate Preference: Best growth achieved on hardwood logs or sawdust blocks supplemented with organic materials.

Light Requirements: Benefits from low to moderate light, making indirect sunlight or ambient room lighting ideal.

Kit Features:

High-Quality Culture: Each plate is enriched with a vibrant culture of Shiitake Mushroom, ensuring a fruitful cultivation journey.

Sterilization: Prepared under strict sterile conditions to maintain culture purity and reduce contamination risks.

User-Friendly Design: Crafted for ease of use, these plates enable precise and efficient culture transfer, suitable for intermediate level cultivators.

Culinary and Educational Advantages:

Embark on a cultivation journey that not only enhances your culinary repertoire with Shiitake's rich, umami flavor but also expands your mycological knowledge, exploring the growth and potential health benefits of this esteemed mushroom.

Ideal For:

Those interested in the rich flavors and culinary versatility of Shiitake mushrooms, as well as educators and students looking to delve into practical mycology.

Get Started:

Embark on your mycological journey with our Shiitake Mushroom Agar Plates. Choose the appropriate size for your needs and begin the rewarding process of cultivating this well-regarded gourmet mushroom species, enriching both your diet and understanding of fungi.

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Quality Assurance

Our commitment to quality is unwavering. Each mushroom is cultivated under strict conditions to ensure purity and vitality. Our rigorous quality control processes guarantee that our customers receive only the best, healthiest specimens, ensuring successful cultivation or study.

Premium Mushroom Genetics

We pride ourselves on offering premium mushroom genetics, sourced from the finest specimens. Our breeding programs focus on genetic diversity and strength, resulting in mushrooms that are not only resilient but also high-yielding. This dedication to genetic excellence sets us apart and provides our customers with an unparalleled growing experience.

Wide Range of Species

Our collection boasts an extensive variety of mushroom species, from the common to the rare and exotic. This diversity ensures that both beginners and seasoned mycologists can find exactly what they're looking for, whether it's for culinary, medicinal, or research purposes. Our wide range caters to all interests and needs, providing a one-stop shop for all things mycology.

Fast and Secure Shipping

Understanding the importance of timely delivery, especially for live cultures, we offer fast postage options to our customers. Our efficient dispatch system ensures that your order reaches you in optimal condition, ready for cultivation or use. This commitment to fast and reliable shipping minimizes wait times and enhances customer satisfaction.