Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus conifericola
Fruiting Temperature: 60-80° Farenheit. Ideal Wood Types: douglas fir, spruce.
Moderately difficult to start this variety.
Grows on softwoods including hemlocks, Douglas Fir, true firs, and spruce. Stumps, rather than cut logs, are the recommended candidate for inoculation; logs can be used and buried vertically in sand, sawdust or gravel after incubation. Producing a multi-layered, shelf-like mushroom (sometimes called wood conks), Chicken of the Woods has an easily distinguished orange mycelium. Given the right conditions, mushrooms will form in 6 - 12 months; the stump will begin to decompose, and mushrooms will fruit for several years thereafter.
Includes approximately 100 plugs.
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