Mushroom Gourmet

Shiitake Mushrooms

Delicious, Savoury, Fun!

Great flavour and texture especially when grown at home, and is renown for its health benefits. It has a brown cap and white gills with white flecks on the cap. Grow them on our Ready-to-Go special sawdust logs, or your own freshly cut logs of oak, poplar, beech, birch and other deciduous trees. Cut a 5-20cm dia. log as the leaves change colour or have dropped and inoculate 2-4 weeks later. Logs can be cut at other times, but avoid 4 weeks either side the start of spring growth. Fast strains tend to be poor quality and slower have a higher quality. Let us know what you are after, what kind of logs and what time of year for informed advice on realistic yields.

Please order below:

Shiitake Dowels x 50

$25.00 Qty:
Includes: 50 Dowels, instructions - enough to inoculate 1-2 logs

Shiitake Dowels x 100

$40.00 Qty:
Includes: 100 Dowels, instructions - enough to inoculate 4-5 logs

Shiitake Dowels x 400

$115.00 Qty:
Includes: 400 Dowels, instructions - enough to inoculate 16-20 logs

Shiitake Ready-to-Go Sawdust log

$50.00 Qty:
Includes: pre-order only, comes with instructions to grow at home

Shiitake sawdust spawn x 1.5Kg or 3L

$40.00 Qty:
Includes: 1.5Kg or 3L premium sawdust spawn Note this pack is for experienced growers who do not need instructions

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Happy Customers

“ ....with dowels I got from you just over a year ago, and the results have been fantastic, with 750 g to 1 kg of shiitake from 3 x 50 cm long logs on each soaking. Prof JB Auckland thanks for the advice. With 3 nights in the fridge the mushrooms started to grow an the 5th day. The first flush was sufficient for 3 meals. Flavour: excellent. Will now try the transfer method for a new culture and get the second flush started. G+W Charteris Bay Thanks for a great fun product and yummy too CJ Palmerston North- hi another order,, the first order you sent is going excellent , so ive decided to try another sort.. .excellent easy to deal with.. ..im rapt ..at dealing with your products...excellent as always. NH Paeroa- The mycelium was very quick to colonise the bag, and the fruits were huge AS Auckland- Hi Tim, The package just turned up :) Thanks for you help and the quick turnaround! Cheers, AP Wellington- Growing the oyster mushrooms was great fun for the whole family. They seem to be relatively easy to grow in hay. We loved to watch the spawning. We grew them in our garage. I have previously purchased a kit from Palmers, and kept it regenerating for well over 10 cycles TH Whangarei- Thank you so much for the very prompt delivery. Cheers JS Whakatane- Thank you very much for the brilliant service. Parcel arrived this morning JM Dargaville- Hi guys, parcel arrived this morning. Thanks for the awesome service. Have a merry xmas. Cheers KF Oamaru- Just wanted to let you know that my mushroom kit is a great success. I have oyster mushrooms sprouting all over the bag. Really pleased. Cristine Paraparaumu- Hi Tim, I just wanted to say Ive had a chance to play with that new culture and its growing happy and healthy and clean! Thank you so much again for all the effort you put in, its greatly appreciated. Cheers, CS Ellerslie Oct 2017

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