Strain | Night Velvet™ Shiitake

Lentinula edodes

Night Velvet™ shiitake is our strongest warm-weather producer. This strain produces larger mushrooms than wide range strains and can stand up well to heat and humidity, making it a great choice for warmer climates. Night Velvet is the best strain for all maples and responds well to force-fruiting.

a cluster of night velvet shiitake grown on two perpendicular logs

Spawn run time:
9 months
Fruiting temperature range:
50-85° F
Indoor incubation temperature:
50-60° F. Spawn run will occur outdoors at temperatures above 45° F.
Suitable for cultivation on:

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.