How we operate?
How do you make fresh food from wood?
Simply! Just follow a few steps, taking into account that the fungus is fungus and it grows! Shiitake is a wood-decaying fungus, so it all starts with wood. We cut wood in the winter to have enough nutrients and moisture. Then we inoculate the logs and leave it for 12 months to colonize. Typical substrates for Shiitake are different types of wood. Except conifers (conifers) and a few other exceptions, Shiitake can be grown on almost any type of wood. The quantity and length of mushroom production then depends on its hardness and the amount of sapwood which fungus feeds on.
We cut logs in regular length and than drill holes, which are then filled with prepared mushroom spawn. This creates an ideal base for successful wood colonization. We have selected ideal strains, which fruit well in our climatic conditions.
Thanks to the special relationship between Shiitake and water, we are able to control the production period.
After full colonization, the trunks are regularly soaked in the water to initiate the formation of mushrooms. In practice, it looks like "chess moves" on a slightly larger scale.
We cut oak trees in the winter months, when the tree trunk contains a lot of nutrients and mainly sugars. Sugars, as one of the major factors, which makes up for later mushrooms.
We only use oak wood for our production, but Shiitake grows well on other tree species. In addition to conifers, Shiitake works on almost every type of wood, and their flavor varies according to tree species.
Long incubation and maturing
Inoculated logs are stored in optimal conditions for 6 to 12 months. At this time, the mycelium grows and grows. Full colonization shows place on cut sections of the logs.
Finally precious mushrooms!
3-5 days after soaking, the first tiny germs (primordia) of future mushrooms will begin to grow, which will grow for several days depending on temperature, humidity and other conditions.