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Eden Gourmet

Maitake - (Grifola frondosa) Sawdust Spawn - 5lb

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Please note: This is a seasonal product. Our live spawn is sourced from our local co-op of gourmet mycologists. Our gourmet and medicinal live spawn is in season from March 1st to June 30th, and ships within 3 days of purchase. From July 1st to September 30th we typically have a 10-14 day lead time on live spawn orders as local supplies are limited at these times. Live spawn orders placed after September 30th will be placed on our pre-order list and will ship the following spring.

Maitake, also known as Sheepshead or Hen of the Woods, are widely appreciated for their culinary and medicinal properties. Maitake is slow to colonize logs, so we highly recommend sterilizing the wood first to help avoid competitors. Cut oak pieces that measure about 8 inches in diameter by 8 inches in length during the dormant season. A single piece is then placed inside each autoclavable bag and the bag is closed using the collar and plug and sterilized at 15 psi for 1.5 hours. Allow the wood to cool inside the pressure cooker. Once cooled, aseptically inoculate the wood by pouring a heavy dose of sawdust spawn into the bag. Reseal bag and incubate at room temperature for 3-4 months. After incubation, remove log from bag and bury vertically in a shaded spot so that the top of the log is one inch below the soil surface. Mark the location of the buried log. Fruiting may occur as early as fall of the first season.

Shipping Information

All orders ship within 1 business day. Delivery times are typically 2-3 days to most locations.

Shipping of any active mushroom spores is unavailable to California, Idaho, and Georgia due to state laws.

If you have any questions regarding shipping to your location, don't hesitate to email or call our sales team.

Product & Shipping Disclaimers

These spores are from a species that produces psilocybin and psilocin. Shipping of active mushroom spores is unavailable to California, Idaho, and Georgia due to state laws.

Please note, our magic mushroom spores are intended for microscopy and taxonomy purposes only. Images provided are for informational and educational reference and come from cultivators and labs outside of the USA. Eden Shrooms is not involved in the cultivation of active mushroom species. Cultivation of magic mushrooms, which includes all psilocybin and psilocin containing mushroom species is illegal in the United States.

DO NOT inoculate grains or any other substrates with our Magic Mushroom Spores. The subsequent mycelia and fruiting bodies that will be produced will contain psilocybin and/or psilocin, which are active substances that are classified as Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act.