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Organic Chicken of the Woods Sawdust Spawn

Organic Chicken of the Woods Sawdust Spawn

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Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) produces large, bright orange, multi-layered fruiting bodies with a texture reminiscent of chicken. When cooked, these mushrooms are juicy, succulent, and meaty with a mild, lemony aroma.

Chicken of the woods can be difficult to cultivate, and is therefore recommended for enthusiast growers who have had some success with other more advanced species or are looking to experiment and try new methods. Because chicken of the woods is not a strong competitor, it requires a different cultivation strategy. Inoculation works best when logs are steam sterilized, incubated and colonized in filter patch bags, then removed from bags and partially buried in a shaded spot.

Recommended use:

  • Chicken of the woods sawdust spawn is only recommended for log projects.
  • One bag of sawdust spawn will reliably inoculate 20 logs.

Chicken of the Woods log chart:

BEST WOOD SPECIES* White Oak, Red Oak, Bur Oak
AVOID All other woods

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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