Grifola frondosa

Hen-of-the-Woods, Maitake

Strain: M 9827

 Grifola frondosa maitake mushroom substrate spawn

Qualities:

  • decorative grey fruit bodies
  • tasty mushroom
  • good storage

Characteristics:

This decorative mushroom is rapidly gaining commercial interest, not only because of its excellent taste and firm meat, but also because of its pharmaceutical qualities.  The multi-branched fruit bodes are harvested early, i.e. when they have a diameter of 10 to 15 cm.

Origin

Old and New World: on oaks

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:

18 days

Ripening phase

room temperature:

16- 18 °C

duration:

25-35 days

Fruiting conditions

room temperature

12-18 °C

relative humidity

90-95%

CO2-concentration

2000-5000 ppm

light

200 lux

Flushes

number

2

interval

20-30 days

Average yield

Approx. 150 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.