PLEASE NOTE THAT CHICKEN OF THE WOODS CULTIVATION ON LOGS IS EXPERIMENTAL. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL GET FRUIT ONCE YOU PLANT IT.
Most of Mushroom Mountain's Chicken of the Woods strains come from native East Coast stock and tend to prefer hardwoods, specifically Oak varieties. Laetiporus is a polypore species with no gills that is best harvested when young by removing the outermost tender tissue found on the tips of the fruiting bodies. These tips can regenerate and be reharvested a week or so later. Chicken of the Woods can take up to 3 years to fruit, but are considered well worth the wait.
This strain, Laetiporus gilbertsonii var. pallidus, is a white-pored variety that was isolated from a White Oak stump found growing in Georgia. Phil, the owner of the property, was kind enough to share and now you can grow this beauty too! This species will prefer to stick with White Oak if possible. You can inoculate fresh stumps, oak rounds, or stack rounds with layers of sawdust spawn in between. A tender and silky textured Chicken of the Woods with a juicy and meaty quality. Salmon-orange with white pores underneath.
Taste is reminiscent of white meat chicken and has a great flavor and texture.
You're most likely to see fruiting in the spring and fall when temperature swings are more drastic.
This strain really prefers oak. You can try on other hardwoods, but may experience reduced or no success. Fresh stumps or large rounds preferred.
Package contains ~100 inoculated plugs by weight.
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