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.
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!
Posted by Casey Milroy on 28th Feb 2018
I'm not able to predict long term performance yet...but I can tell you my Shiitake's are going like crazy after 5 days. I submerged the 'log' so I am getting a ton of starts but maybe less later. Over 30 I'd say. What I have so far looks a lot like the stock pics...or will in a couple more days.
Posted by Sally Schreder on 28th Feb 2018
In six days I have LOTS of little mushrooms and very pleased. Directions are very clear and easy to follow. Really enjoying the whole process.
Posted by tim on 20th Jul 2016
Ive bought a couple things from Cascadia and its always worth it. The blocks are great quality and easy to grow on your own. If you are even just thinking about trying it out, do it. Its really cool to seem them grow. Besides great products they are an amazing company that cares about what they are doing and their customers. I cannot speak highly enough about the interactions I have had with everyone there.