One of the medicinal mushroom powerhouses, Lion’s Mane mushrooms look way too cute to be as healthy as they are. Many people mistake it for cauliflower, as it grows in fuzzy, fractal white puff balls. They almost look like they could scurry away as they grow, but don’t be fooled. Lion’s Mane mushrooms contain bioactive substances that have beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart and gut. Research is being conducted into their possible medicinal effects against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, neurological disorders, and even depression and anxiety.
This native to our forests fruits in the summer on hardwood logs. Oaks, maples and even Ailanthus logs will support the growth of this excellent gourmet mushroom. Lion’s Mane Mushrooms grow well on oaks and are managed very similarly to shiitake.
Lion’s Mane is one of the more exotic-looking mushrooms, yet native to Virginia forests. Lion’s Mane (which also goes by Pom Pom, Bearded Hedgehog, and Monkey’s Face), fruits in the summer on hardwood logs, including Oak, Maple, Walnut and even that pesky opportunist Ailanthus (Tree of Heaven).
Lion’s Mane Mushrooms grow well on oaks and are managed very similarly to shiitake.
Lion’s Mane’s distinctive flavor and texture are reminiscent of seafood, but with a more firm and chewy texture than most other mushrooms. It’s delicious cooked over low heat and is similar to crab or lobster, or scallops.
The spawn run is approximately 12-15 months.
Scientific studies suggest that Lion’s Mane stimulates your body to produce nerve growth factor to help regenerate nerve cells, improve cognitive function, and speed wound healing.
Sawdust spawn is 5 pounds net weight.
Mushroom plug spawn is sold in bags of 100 and, bulk plug spawn in bags of 500. Modified cheese wax is available for purchase with the bag of 100 plugs. We mix the wax with mineral oil, so no daubers are necessary! You can apply with your finger.
This Lion’s Mane mushroom grow kit Mini-Farm requires light misting to produce three to four crops over a two month period. Expect one to two pounds of organic mushrooms from your grow kit with proper care. Please note that grow kits given as gifts should be gifted and setup within about 7-10 days of purchase.
*We guarantee your first crop. If you follow the instructions, your Lion’s Mane Mushroom Grow Kit Mini-Farm may produce 3-4 harvests but each grow kit is handcrafted and can have different results.