The secrets of growing this mushroom were unlocked in the Far East, leading to over 1000years of cultivation. This mushroom enjoys popularity today, both for its excellent taste and for it's medical benefits (see
Unfortunately, due to the slow process of production (can take 3-6months), the price of commercial shiitake is high - as several crops of faster mushrooms could be raised in the same time as a single shiitake crop.
The combination of its health benefits, its excellent taste and the high price of commercial cultivation makes this an excellent choice for home-growing.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 02 July, 2010.