Delicious, home-grown Shiitake in just two weeks! This fast-growing strain of Shiitake is our favorite mushroom here on the farm. Once you activate you mushroom kit the first harvest will begin growing and will form big beautiful mushrooms over 10 to 14 days. Once the first crop has been harvested just soak the kit in cold water overnight and a new crop will begin growing in just another two weeks.
The mushrooms are easily grown indoors at temperatures averaging 60-70ºF, they prefer indirect light and require a daily misting to maintain humidity. Our Shiitake kits are 100% Certified Organic blocks of enriched hardwood sawdust that is fully colonized by mycelium from our favorite hardy strain of Shiitake.
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Posted by Betsy I Levy on 10th Jan 2020
Great quality kit, and full of beans (well, mushrooms) - within a day of soaking, buttons erupting everywhere, and in 5 days our daughter was texting us pictures of this kit covered in handfuls of full blown shiitake mushrooms, even after the trauma transporting it in a bucket on the train back to college. She is really impressed!
Posted by Debbie and Dylan on 4th Jan 2020
This shitake kit was a xmas gift for my 24y old son. He said it was his favorite present. It was nice to have everything we needed (except a spray bottle for misting water) in the box. It took just over a week from beginning to 1st harvest. We put the block on a cookie sheet on our kitchen counter and covered it with a small clear plastic garbage bag. It worked well. Just removed the bag to mist with water a few times a day. Great product. Looking forward to another harvest. Unfortunately, shipping was expensive so I dont know how often we will order. Great company though! Wish I could upload a photo!
Posted by Monte Jones on 24th Dec 2019
Mushroom block showed up quickly in great shape. After following the clear directions, shitakes starting growing in 3 days. Very easy to do in a small space
Posted by Epic Trekker on 13th Dec 2019
Totally have enjoyed this kit! Lots of mushrooms and so fun to watch them grow.
Posted by kim on 19th Nov 2019
As I sit here, eating my dinner of fresh shitake mushrooms, I just could not be much happier. The block is fruiting away, the fruit is delicious and nutritious and I cannot imagine not having fresh mushrooms ever again. I am delighted. It is actually kind of a little miracle, is it not?
Posted by Patricia Connell on 20th Dec 2018
I have an abundance of delicious shitakes within a week.
Posted by Sandy E Moran on 14th May 2018
I can’t believe my mushrooms are growing! I have a little mushroom nursery happening on my kitchen counter. So easy , just follow the instructions and you will succeed.
Posted by Kari on 12th Mar 2018
I bought a shiitake kit as a gift for a friend's 64th birthday. In a few days, he had baby mushrooms and was thrilled! Very happy with the result.
Also, the customer service at Cascadia is excellent. We had trouble with the original shipment, as the package was stolen from our front steps. I contacted Cascadia, told them what happened, and asked them about signature delivery - and they sent a replacement kit free of charge. AND the replacement package arrived very quickly - in time for my friend's birthday!
So, all in all, a great experience. I recommend them and will likely order more in the future.
Posted by Casey Milroy on 9th Mar 2018
Follow the directions and it's a no fail deal. They are so fresh when first harvested...wunderbahr. They do dehydrate quickly when stored in a paper bag post harvest. However, they also rehydrate easily.
Posted by Gary on 6th Mar 2018
The recent Seattle Times article "Indoor Fun With Fungi" by Ciscoe Morris inspired me to order a shitake mushroom kit. We just finished enjoying our first harvest; my wife added ALL of our home-grow shitakes to a beef stroganoff recipe, using just half the usual amount of beef. It was beyond delicious!
A really fun, easy new hobby . . . with tasty results beyond our expectations. Thank you, Cascadia Mushrooms, and Ciscoe, too!
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