Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb
Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb

Reishi Sawdust Spawn - (Ganoderma spp.) - 5lb

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$25.00
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$22.00
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Reishi "RED" - (Ganoderma lucidum) - This is red capped, commercial Chinese strain of Reishi, also known as the “Mushroom of Immortality” or Ling-Chi. This mushroom is beautifully lacquered with almost entirely red new growth and white tips. We cultivate this one in bags indoors and keep the bags shut until they have stretched a bit, then roll down the sides to let them flatten. A potent medicinal mushroom, Reishi's powers range from sugar regulation for diabetics to cancer fighting properties. We like to make tinctures and extracts with the fruitbodies, and use the extracts to dose beverages including our Reishi Red Ale, a mushroom beer with medicinal therapies brewed right in! Outdoors this mushroom grows on oak, cherry and maple logs, half buried the best, but can adapt to other hardwoods. We also fruit this one indoors very easily on sterilized sawdust, fruiting in 14-21 days! This mushroom is corky and bitter, so we prefer to dry them fresh and grind them up in a blender to make a fluffy fiber, then make extracts.

Edibility and Taste: Bitter, corky texture 
Grows On: Hardwood logs and sawdust: oak, elm, maple, sycamore, beech, plum, peach, mimosa 
Fruiting Temps: 60-85F 
Availability: Year-round

Reishi "GOLD" - (Ganoderma curtisii) - Also known as the “Mushroom of Immortality” or Ling-Chi, there are a few species of Reishi mushrooms native to temperate climates, and this is the prettiest we have found. This mushroom is beautifully lacquered with brilliant yellow new growth and white tips, like the sun setting perfectly, this mushroom is living art. A potent medicinal mushroom, Reishi's powers range from sugar regulation for diabetics to cancer fighting properties. This strain is proving to be a potent natural antibiotic as well, exhibiting inhibition against Strep and Staph, making it useful for throat sprays and soaps or cosmetics. Outdoors this mushroom grows on oak, cherry and maple logs, half buried the best, but can adapt to other hardwoods. We also fruit this one indoors very easily on sterilized sawdust, fruiting in 14-21 days! This mushroom is corky and bitter, so we prefer to dry them fresh and grind them up in a blender to make a fluffy fiber, then make extracts.

Edibility and Taste: Bitter, Corky texture 
Grows On: Hardwood logs and sawdust: oak, elm, maple, sycamore, beech, plum, peach, mimosa 
Fruiting Temps: 60-85F 
Availability: Year-round

Reishi "HEMLOCK" - (Ganoderma tsugae) - Also known as the “Mushroom of Immortality” or Ling-Chi, there are a few species of Reishi mushrooms native to temperate climates, and this is the prettiest we have found. This mushroom is a very large, beautifully lacquered with brilliant yellow new growth and white tips, like the sun setting perfectly, this mushroom is living art. A potent medicinal mushroom, Reishi's powers range from sugar regulation for diabetics to cancer fighting properties. This strain is proving to be a potent natural antibiotic as well, exhibiting inhibition against Strep and Staph, making it useful for throat sprays and soaps or cosmetics. Outdoors this mushroom grows on oak, cherry and maple logs, half buried the best, but can adapt to other hardwoods. We also fruit this one indoors very easily on sterilized sawdust, fruiting in 14-21 days! This mushroom is corky and bitter, so we prefer to dry them fresh and grind them up in a blender to make a fluffy fiber, then make extracts.

NOTE: We do not recommend planting this mushroom in healthy hemlock trees. It is great though to give a sick hemlock tree another chance and a purpose, and plug it up with this fungus. 

Edibility and Taste: Bitter, Corky texture 
Grows On: Hemlock 
Fruiting Temps: 45-75F 
Availability: Year-round

Reishi "NEO" - (Ganoderma neo-japonicum) - This is a beautiful deep red reishi mushroom that is native to Malaysia and can be cultivated indoors for it’s vast medicinal properties. This amazing mushroom has been known to help people recover from respiratory symptoms, lung infections, asthma and fever. Some of the other uses from the local tribes include body and joint pain, anti-aging, epilepsy, diabetes, anti-cancer and overall wellness! Neo grows in a large varnish shelf bracket that average six inches in size, sometimes you can find them up to ten inches!  While this mushroom grows naturally on bamboo it is most certainly cultivatable on sawdust and bamboo. Unfortunately it only grows annually and is not readily available in nature for that reason. In order to have enough mushrooms to use medicinally it is best to cultivate this amazingly medicinal mushroom. After inoculating the spawn it takes around 40 days to colonize and around 60 days you will begin to see pinning, finally around day 100 you can harvest your reishi! This being one of the longest growth cycles for cultivated mushrooms it will require a little patience but the benefits far outweigh the time that it takes. Get started growing this beautiful mushroom and make your own extracts!

Edibility and taste: Medicinal mushroom but if eaten it is a bitter corky texture.
Grows on: Hardwood logs: oak, elm, maple, sycamore, beech, plum, peach, mimosa. Cultivate indoors on sawdust or bamboo sawdust 
Fruiting temps: 60-80F
Availability: Year round