- Commercial | Organic Lion's Mane Grain Spawn
Commercial | Organic Lion's Mane Grain Spawn
|Spawn shelf life
|4 months (refrigerated)
|Mild, hint of crab meat-like flavor
|USDA certified organic
Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) produces plump, dense, shaggy mushroom clusters with a consistency and flavor similar to crab meet. Lion's Mane grain spawn can be used for indoor production using sawdust-based sterile substrate.
Scroll down for descriptions of available strains.
Hericium erinaceus. A very productive commercial lion's mane strain that forms dense "pom pom" fruiting bodies. Fruits best in cooler temperatures, 1/2-1 lb yield on first flush off of 5 lb supplemented sawdust with consistent subsequent flushes over several months.
Hericium erinaceus. A "showy" strain of Lion's Mane that produces commercially viable flushes of less uniformed fruiting bodies adding variation to your lion's mane boxes.
Hericium corralloides. A commercially productive lion's mane strain of comb tooth from Mossy Creek in Tennessee. Unlike the dense "pom poms" of H. erinaceus, this strain produces large, coral-like fruiting bodies with branching spines.
Lion's mane mushroom grain spawn can be mixed into sterilized hardwood sawdust to create lion's mane substrate blocks.
Note: Grain spawn must be mixed with bulk substrate before you can fruit it. If you are new to growing mushrooms, we recommend purchasing a book on mushroom cultivation.
'Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms' by Paul Stamets
'Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation' by Tradd Cotter
Colonization Temps 70-75 degrees F Fruiting Temps 50-65 degrees F CO2 Sensitivity 500-700 ppm
If you don't plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 4 months.
Its unique flavor and consistency make it ideal as a seafood substitute in recipes. We like to slice it into rounds and pan-fry it in olive oil or butter. We also recommend ripping it up and making vegan or vegetarian crab cakes with it. You can find some amazing recipes online!
Our grain spawn is USDA certified organic and made using organic cultures from our own culture bank. It contains a blend of locally sourced, organic, and non-GMO ingredients from farms in New England and North America.
If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked.