Nameko Mushroom Plugs - (Pholiota Nameko)



We are excited to announce that we are now able to ship spawn worldwide. If you are ordering spawn from a different country other than United States, before you place an order, please check with your plant quarantine at the department of agriculture about what species of mushroom spawn you are able to import into your country. This also goes for United States Territories: US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

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Nameko is the most cultivated mushroom by volume in Japan, for a reason. It is considered a valuable medicinal mushroom with cancer fighting properties, and the traditional recipe for Miso soup is generously filled with chopped pieces. This tasty, nutty mushroom has a slippery cap, so most recipes call for incorporating the saute back into a sauce or soup so the texture is incorporated perfectly.

Nameko is a cold triggered mushroom that typically fruits in the fall months when the temperature drops below 50F for the first time, and flushes twice a few weeks apart. The best method for cultivation is logs bundled together on the ground and slightly submerged length-wise, covered with leaves. When these “rafts” fruit, they explode with hundreds of Nameko, wall to wall fruiting, so be prepared to use a pair of scissors to clip these off just above the logs into a basket and straight into the kitchen!

We also fruit this one indoors on supplemented sawdust, but it needs a substantial cold shock to induce fruiting, so we tend to produce this species indoors during the winter months in a separate fruiting room with other cold-dependent species. Approximately 100 plugs by weight.

Edibility and Taste: Nutty
Grows On: cherry, beech, oak, birch, poplar, willow, fruit trees, many other hardwoods
Fruiting Temps: 40-55F
Availability: Year-Round

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