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Organic Chestnut Mushroom Sawdust Spawn

Organic Chestnut Mushroom Sawdust Spawn

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Chestnut (Pholiota adiposa) is a popular cultivated mushroom in Japan. It produces velvety, small-to-medium, delightfully speckled caps resembling the color of their namesake nut. When cooked, they have a woodsy aroma, a meaty heaviness, and a rich, nutty, mildly-sweet flavor. Chestnut mushrooms aren't too difficult to cultivate, but can pose some minor challenges with identification.

Chestnuts are not ideal for those unfamiliar with how to properly identify different mushrooms species or for first time cultivators. However, they can be quite rewarding to grow for those with some experience growing other mushroom species.

Recommended use:

  • Chestnut sawdust spawn can be used for log projects and/or container, and bucket projects.
  • Chestnut sawdust spawn must be combined with a substrate (like hardwood chips) or used in log inoculation in order to fruit. 
  • If growing on logs, one bag of sawdust spawn will reliably inoculate 20 logs.

Chestnut log chart:

BEST WOOD SPECIES* Aspen, Beech, Birch, Cottonwood, Hophornbeam, Hard Maple, Oak, Sweetgum
OTHER SUITABLE SPECIES Alder, Ash, Basswood, Buckeye, Cherry, Elm, Hackberry, Hornbeam, Mulberry, Willow
AVOID Hemlock

Upon receiving your spawn:

Remove it from the shipping box as soon as possible. Then, unfold the top of the bag, making room for air space. It's also important to check and confirm that the filter patch is not obstructed. This will help the organism breathe and continue to thrive!

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