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 recommend taking our sterile culture plate, and making as many plates as you can from it, as well as several slants. We can easily get forty wedges from one plate! If you ever lose the strain, we will replace it for $20 indefinitely!
* To ensure the highest quality we make plates to order (avg. turnaround time is 2-4 weeks)