Cool Weather Strains
Cool Weather strains fruit early spring and late fall in the North and throughout the winter in the South, producing highly saleable mushrooms when the availability of other fresh produce is limited. Everyone welcomes their appearance. These strains require a longer spawn run (9-12 months) than Wide Range strains, but they're well worth the extra wait when the natural rise and fall of wintry temperatures initiates their harvests and gives their caps a unique, exquisitely detailed pattern. Note that in the North, early spring crops may need protection from drying winds and may need to be covered during development.
Shiitake - Bellwether™ (Lentinula edodes) Plug SpawnThis highly productive strain signals the arrival of spring and fall, with an abundance of large, thick cup-shaped...$21.00–$45.00
Shiitake - Jupiter™ (Lentinula edodes) Plug SpawnLike the planet, this Shiitake giant grows from a little button to plate size. Spawn run: 12-18 months. Fruiting temp...$21.00–$45.00
Shiitake - Miss Happiness™ (Lentinula edodes) Plug SpawnA gorgeous late fall, cool weather fruiting strain that is easy to spot with it's uniformly round brown caps. This...$21.00–$45.00
Shiitake - Snow Cap™ (Lentinula edodes) Plug SpawnSnow Cap™ produces beautiful, uniform, thick fleshed caps tufted with lacy ornamentation. Possibly the best...$21.00–$45.00