Strain | Bellwether Shiitake

Lentinula edodes

Bellwether shiitake are one of the earliest springtime fruiters, fruiting as soon as temperatures creep into the 40°s. These mushrooms have exceptionally beautiful bell-shaped caps. The heaviest fruiting will occur naturally in Spring. Bellwether will not respond to force-fruiting.

three bellwether shiitake growing on a log

Spawn run time:
9-18 months
Fruiting temperature range:
40-70° F
Indoor incubation temperature:
50-60° F. Spawn run will occur outdoors at temperatures above 45° F.
Suitable for cultivation on:
Logs

Available as:

Sawdust Spawn, Plug Spawn

Each spawn type is used for a different cultivation technique. Please read about spawn usage under our MUSHROOM SPAWN tab.