Strain | Maitake

Grifola frondosa - GF52

Maitake, commonly known as Hen of Woods or Sheepshead, is a choice culinary mushroom. This strain produces fronds of grey-brown with white undersides and fruits in the early fall. While this strain can be used on sterilized sawdust substrate, it is more successful on logs.

a cluster of lions mane mushroom growing on a log

Spawn run time:
On Logs: 6-24 months
Fruiting temperature range:
50-70° F
Indoor incubation temperature:
50-60° F. Spawn run will occur outdoors at temperatures above 50° F.
Suitable for cultivation on:

Available as:

Sawdust Spawn, G1 Grain Culture, Plate Culture, Slant Culture

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