Shiitake Wide Range Strains
Wide Range strains are a favorite of commercial growers and beginners. Their reliable, fast spawn run and fruiting allow a relatively faster return on investment. Logs inoculated in the spring and placed outdoors naturally produce a commercial crop that same autumn in southern climates, or midsummer the following year in northern climates. Wide Range strains are known for their ability to be force fruited and recover vigor quickly after soaking. For best quality, force fruit in 8-10 week intervals after logs have had their first natural fruiting.