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 - Miss Happiness™ (Lentinula edodes) Sawdust SpawnA gorgeous late fall, cool weather fruiting strain that is easy to spot with it's uniformly round brown caps. This...$18.00–$25.00
Shiitake - Bellwether™ (Lentinula edodes) Sawdust SpawnThis highly productive strain signals the arrival of spring and fall, with an abundance of large, thick cup-shaped...$18.00–$25.00
Shiitake - Snow Cap™ (Lentinula edodes) Sawdust SpawnSnow Cap™ produces beautiful, uniform, thick fleshed caps tufted with lacy ornamentation. Possibly the best...$18.00–$25.00
Shiitake - Jupiter™ (Lentinula edodes) Sawdust SpawnLike the planet, this Shiitake giant grows from a little button to plate size. Spawn run: 12-18 months. Fruiting temp...$18.00–$25.00