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Shiitake Mushroom Log

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Available for local pickup only, usually in stock

Product Description

An important notice on our inventory and shipping of mushroom logs: Knox County Tennessee (our home sweet home) is currently under a hardwood firewood export ban as the result of Emerald Ash Borer infestation in East Tennessee. The regulation restricts the movement of firewood of all hardwood (non-coniferous) species. Our logs are harvested fresh, plugged quickly, and stored in our protected demonstration garden, and we believe them to be unaffected by the EAB.  Although our logs are not firewood and are not exposed to firewood lots, we still feel it is responsible for us to abide by this movement restriction. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, mushroom logs will not be available for shipping. Although this page lists the product as sold out, we still maintain a stock of this product at our demonstration garden and showroom in Knoxville. Customers are more than welcome to stop by for local pickup and purchase.

Now for more on mushroom logs...

Folks have been growing shiitake mushrooms from hardwood logs for centuries. Easy to care for, once mature your mushroom log will produce for 4-5 years. Logs average 2ft long x 4-6in diameter. Plugged, waxed, with ID tags, and ready for your garden. 

Our mushroom logs are prepared using freshly cut white oak and inoculated quickly with fresh mushroom plug spawn. Shiitake logs may take up to 1 or 2 years to mature before you can expect the first mushrooms.

Each Log is supplied with shiitake mushroom log growing instructions. The gist of it: keep the log outdoors in a shaded location where it can be rained on. During dry periods, periodic soaking may be required. Shiitake mushrooms will fruit during the cooler months of Fall, and periodically during the first glimpses of Spring.

Mushroom log fruiting guarantee: Our mushroom logs are inoculated and stored under ideal conditions at our facility in Knoxville, TN. However, mushroom logs must be maintained properly in your garden as per our instructions, if they are expected to reliably produce mushrooms. Allowing the logs to dry out, exposure to extreme heat, etc. may result in "dud" logs. If your log fails to produce mushrooms within two years of the inoculation date stamped on the ID tag, we will replace it free of charge. To obtain a replacement log, your dud log must be returned to our facility at your expense. Please contact us prior to sending your log back to obtain exchange authorization.


If you would like to plug your own Shiitake Logs visit Cathy's blog on Log plugging and our Shiitake Plug Spawn page.

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