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The Lion's Mane Mushroom
Hericium erinaceus grows primarily on
hardwoods, though conifers can also be used with some success. Either logs or
stumps can be inoculated. Mycelium is whitish in color. The spawn plugs should
be inserted into the open face of cut wood. This eminently edible mushroom
species is ideal for inoculation into stumps or partially buried logs. Hericium
erinaceus is widely distributed on hardwoods, particularly oaks, and can be
found naturally across much of North America. These are beautiful mushrooms,
with cascading white icicle-like spines, and are some of the best of the edible
About ten inch diameter
A close up of the wonderful white flesh, very aromatic.
Hericium erinaceus, also known as Lionís Mane and Yamabushitake, has long been used for its anti-tumor and immune-stimulating properties. It has recently been the focus of studies as a stimulant for the production of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF).
From the forest garden of Ministik
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