Chicken of the Woods Outdoor Mushroom Log KitNorth Spore
Chicken of the Woods is one of the easier mushrooms to spot growing in the wild due to its large size and vibrant color. These traits will make it even more satisfying to grow in your backyard! If you plan on using them to cook, be sure to harvest Chicken of the Woods mushrooms when young to avoid a brittle texture. They have a lemony, meaty taste with a texture similar to chicken and go great in soups and stir-fries.
When taken regularly, Chicken of the Woods is helpful in improving general health and strengthening the immune system. In one study, the mushroom promoted activity against human leukemia cells and the parasite that causes Malaria (Rogers, 2011). Additionally, a chemical constituent of Chicken of the Woods, dehydrotrametenolic acid, has been shown to reduce high blood sugar (Sato, M. et al. 2002). As the mushroom ages, it can be burned to repel mosquitoes and black flies (Rogers, 2011).
Difficulty: 10 of 10 Chicken of the Woods is a very difficult mushroom species to cultivate. Great for experimenting and having fun trying new methods.
Spawn is living and perishable.
It can live unrefrigerated for up to three months, though it is best to keep it refrigerated for long-term storage. Because of its perishability we offer our Outdoor Mushroom Log Kits with two options:
Outdoor Mushroom Log Kits can be shipped either with mushroom spawn included (for projects that will begin within 3 months of the order date) or shipped with a voucher for receiving spawn at a later date (best for holiday gifts or projects beyond a 3 month start date)