Lentinula edodes

Shiitake

Strain: M 3790

 flat fleshy cap of donko type shiitake mushroom

Qualities:

  • Slower incubation of spawn
  • Fast incubation of substrate
  • Fast ripening and fruiting
  • Good quality mushrooms
  • Long shelf life
  • huge first flush

Characteristics:

A nice shiitake with high-quality mushrooms having fleshy, large flat caps with a lot of white dots and firm stems. The strain has a short spawn run and substrates often produce huge first flushes. It likes colder weather, pins less at temperatures from 18°C onward.

Origin

Japan

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

preferably sterilisation

Inoculation

mix with ± 1% spawn

Incubation

room temperature:

20-22 °C

substrate temperature:

23 °C

duration:

13-15 days

Ripening phase

room temperature:

17- 19 °C

duration:

70-95 days

Bud induction

unwrap substrates and put them in the fruiting room

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

14-16 °C

relative humidity:

88-93 %

CO2-concentratie:

400-600 ppm

light:

500-1000 lux

Flushes

number:

3-5

interval:

10 à 12 days

between flushes:

temperature increase up to 19-24 °C, CO2 up to 1500-2500 ppm, humidity down to 85%

bud induction: immerse or irrigate substrate for 12 hours

Average yield

200 g to 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.