Lentinula novae-zelandiae NZ Shiitake Mushroom Spawn 2 kg

NZ Cultures

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This is a world-first like many from NZ Cultures for many years our commercial growers have been growing the Japan version that has the ability to destroy this beautiful endemic mushroom through genetic pollution. Landcare is currently researching growing NZ shiitake in labs with Iwi to bring these beauties to the supermarket.  I have two cultures of this strain but this is the only one that will be released until that research has finished. I am releasing in the hope you people can help that research. So please post your pics to the group. This culture grows nice uniform mushrooms. 

Our cultures are DNA sequenced by Landcare NZ. 

This is an advanced mushroom to grow and I am yet to grow it successfully on straw (maybe you can beat me). This really is the tastiest shiitake mushroom available in the world. It has a much better texture when grown on hardwoods and will leave your mouth watering.  NZ shiitake being endemic to NZ and grw3oing in NZ for many years is quite different from the import. remember not all shiitake have to be browned they just need 70 days +. It is best to use woods like gum and not dust a mix of dust and chip is best.

2kg mushroom spawn, the bag is so big being oats it looks like 3kg 

You will not believe how fast our genetics move and how much you will harvest. They will never get tired as they have been cryogenically frozen to preserve their original state. Every couple of years we will wind back the clock and start again. This will keep our genetics as fresh as the day they were first cultured. No other supplier in NZ can offer you such high-quality genetics. 

NZ Cultures genetics are not imported and do not endanger our endemic mushrooms, in fact, they grow in harmony with nature helping to preserve New Zealand's genetics for future generations.



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All NZ Cultures products that contain NZ genetics are not for commercial use, please see the sales agreement for commercial use. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Great Spawn

Spawn arrived a bit shaken up / stressed from the courier, but immediately bounced back white all over. Can’t wait to pick my first Nz Shiitakes. I also ordered a number of other types of Spawn including native oyster all looked really great with a lot of vigour.

love the quality!!

thanks for a great product - will hopefully eat lots of native Shiitake in about a year - can’t wait for it.


Lentinula novae-zelandiae NZ Shiitake Mushroom Spawn 2 kg