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Maitake - AF1 - Grain Spawn - Spawn - Asheville Fungi - 1

Maitake - AF1 - Grain Spawn

$ 17.00

(Grifola frondosa)

The AF1 strain is cloned from an 84 pound wild maitake, from the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Also known as the Hen of the Woods and it's our personal favorite.  This fungus is grown on stumps, buried hardwood logs, and buried sawdust blocks.  It can take up to six months to fruit from a grow bag of sawdust, but is well worth the wait.  

Medicinally speaking it is valued for diabetes control and anticancer properties.


Fruiting Temps Fruiting Season Inoculation (Season)      Zones 3-7 Inoculation (Season)            Zones 8-10 Tree Species
55-60 Fall Spring, Summer, Fall Spring, Summer, Fall Oak

 We are proud to offer high quality grain spawn in two forms:

1.) Grain Masters are first generation spawn (1 Qt) made directly from agar wedges.  They can be expanded many times if proper sterile techniques are practiced.    

2.) Grain Spawn are 2.75 pound bags of second generation grain spawn and can be expanded again or spawned directly to a bulk substrate.  

Our Grain is ORGANIC and NORTH CAROLINA GROWN! For more information check the culture library.  We can make grain spawn from any strain listed. 

*To ensure the highest quality we make spawn to order (avg. turnaround time is 3 weeks for most varieties).  Ordering in advance is recommended. 

Please contact us for accelerated delivery and/or immediate availability.


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