We have isolated a strain of Maitake that grows easily and bountifully indoors! You won't find a better indoor version of this delicious and nutritious mushroom! Our 5 pound grow kits use a proprietary mix of
hardwood & grain spawn. Using only first generation mycelium, our
colonized bags produce around 2.5-3 pounds of mushrooms. Easy to use, just
cut and mist or place the bag in a clear tote along with a small amount
of water and mist daily.
- 5 pound colonized spawn bag
- Ultra-fine pump mister
- Simple Instructions
Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) has an earthy aroma and a wholesome taste. Rich in vitamin D, it helps everything from cancer support to bone health. Its distinctive shape has earned it the nickname “hen of the woods.” It’s also known as sheep head and king of the mushrooms, with its most common name — maitake — meaning “dancing mushroom.”
Maitake mushroom is rich in bioactive polysaccharides, especially D-fraction, MD-fraction, and SX-fraction. These protein polysaccharides have well-documented immune system protecting and anti-tumor properties.
To get the best yield results with our gourmet mushroom grow kits, we recommend using one of our monotubs. Check them out here!
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Fruiting Temperatures: 66-77 Degrees
Light Cycle: 12 hours per day (requires plenty of light)
Water Cycle: Spray with water 1-2 times per day using included ultra-fine pump mister
Average Yield: 2.5-3 pounds of mushrooms (wet weight)
Maitake (Hen of the Woods): This is one of the best tasting forest bound mushrooms. Known for its rich nutty flavor and its amazing medicinal properties it's one of the most sought after mushrooms to forage in the fall. Growing Maitake indoors has always been a challenge. After years of trial and error we have developed the ideal hardwood substrate mix, fruiting technique and perfected (by cloning) a strain that will produce indoors.
Maitake contains an impressive amount of polysaccharides, triterpenes and additional bioactive chemicals that are known to offer a wide range of health benefits. Research shows that its beta glucan content has immune- supporting effects as well as anti-viral properties. The mushroom's bioactive polysaccharides support the body in helping to ward off pathogens. This is particularly useful when there's a cold going around at the office, or you're experiencing stress and have a weakened immune system. Maitake has also been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels, help reduce insulin and support weight loss by regulating cortisol levels, which is a major cause of stress related weight gain. Maitake has also thought to help lower cholesterol and contains 0mg of cholesterol itself.
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