Lions Mane “Pom Pom” – (Hericium erinaceus)

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A mushroom that tastes like YES crabmeat! Hericium fruit have spines, not gills, and can be found fruiting on a variety of hardwood trees. Nearly identical in appearance and flavor to other Lion’s Manes, this slight species variation differs from H. americanum in that this species forms a perfect singular ball of spines. Tearing this mushroom into strands and sautéing with butter and garlic tastes nearly identical to crabmeat or lobster! Great mushroom for anyone with shellfish allergies that wish they could eat shrimp or other seafood, try coating slices into egg, breading and frying them, pairing with a spicy mayo sauce for dipping. 

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Edibility and TasteLike crabmeat or lobster when sautéed with butter, garlic and onions
Grows Onblack walnut, oak, beech, elm, maple, cherry or Sterilized sawdust indoors
Fruiting Temps50-65F