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Cultivating Shiitake Mushrooms

Cultivatable? Yes   Difficulty: Intermediate 


Above: Stage 1 Colonizing

Above: Stage 2 Consolidating 

Above: Stage 3
Blistering/ Popcorning 

Above: The transition of colour & density 

A fully developed Shiitake block, the brown, bumpy, dense exterior indicates that this block is ready to fruit. You may need to cold shock the block if its during the summer months.