Auricularia auricula judae

Juda's Ear

Strain: M 9610

 Auricularia auricula judae - Juda's Ear

Qualities:

  • very good storage, even dried
  • suitable for application in the Eastern kitchen

Characteristics:

Fruit bodies (4 to 6 cm diameter) with gelatine-like to rubbery texture, and dark brown to black share, depending on the humidity.  Little infection of insect larva’s, and a very long storage capacity.  Easy to grow on sterilised material containing cellulose.

Origin

world wide appearance on Sambucus and allied

Recommended substrate

composition:

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

humidity:

62-63 %

Recommended bag

Microsac type PPB50/SEU4/V40-51

Bag filling

before or after heat treatment: 3 to 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:

Ca. 25-30 days

Ripening phase

10-25 days

Fruiting conditions

room temperature:

16-30°C

relative humidity:

85-90 %

CO2-concentration:

2000-5000 ppm

light:

500-1000 lux

Flushes

number:

3-4

interval:

2-3 weeks

Average yield

120 g to 140 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 thoroughly affect the results.