Lentinula edodes

Shiitake

Strain: M 3710

 Lentinula edodes - shiitake mushroom

Qualities:

  • high productivity variety
  • regular production
  • suitable for year-round cultivation

Characteristics:

This Shiitake-strain gives the best results after a ripening phase of 4 months.  At temperatures under 18°C dark-shaded fruit bodies are formed with a regular scale pattern and a diameter of 6 à 8 cm.  At higher temperatures the fruit bodies are paler, less scaled and thinner in flesh.

Origin

Far East

Recommended substrate

composition:

80% hardwood, mixed fine + coarse
10% cereals
10% bran

humidity:

62-63 %

Recommended bag

Microsac type PPB50/SEU4/V40-51

Filling of the bag

before or after heat treatment: 3 à 4 kg/ bag

Heat treatment

sterilisation, by preference at 121 °C

Inoculation

mix with ± 1% spawn

Incubation

room temperature:

23 °C

substrate temperature:

25 °C

duration:

13-15 days

Ripening phase

room temperature:

18- 20 °C

duration:

ca. 100 days

Bud induction

unwrap substrates and put them in the fruiting room

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

16-18 °C

relative humidity:

85 %

CO2-concentration:

500-1200 ppm

light:

500-1000 lux

Flushes

number:

3-5

interval:

12 à 14 days

between flushes:

temperature increase up to 19-21 °C, CO2 up to 1700-2500 ppm, humidity down to 85%

bud induction:

immerse or irrigate substrate for 12 hours

Average yield

250 g tot 300 g saleable mushrooms per kg fresh substrate

Important remark: the cultivation guidelines in our technical data sheets are a compilation of the data given to us by experienced cultivators.  Individual differences in the cultivation conditions can seriously affect the results.