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The Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes) is an absolutely delicious mushroom native to East Asia and is now gaining lots of popularity in Western cuisine. Oh, and it’s also used in some forms of traditional medicine!

  • Liquid mycelium in 3ml BD Syringe
  • Fitted with a secure syringe cap
  • Sterile-wrapped 18G 40mm Needle
  • Chlorhexidine Alcohol Wipe (70% IPA)

If you need to store your cultures for a while, they are best kept refrigerated.


The commonly used name of ‘Shiitake’ is the mushroom’s Japanese name, composed of ‘shii’ for the tree which provides the logs on which the mushrooms are typically cultivated and ‘take’, which translates as ‘mushroom’.

The earliest written record of Shiitake cultivation dates all the way back to the year of 1209.

For more info on this species, read here.

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