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Forest Fungi

Nameko Grain Spawn


We make fresh grain spawn upon request, but please note depending on the species and time of year the grain will take different amounts of time to prepare.

Grain spawn is fantastic for all styles of mushroom cultivation, ensuring you can grow your own gourmet mushrooms with ease.

Our spawn is ready to use for bag and log cultivation.

Nameko mushroom is an interesting mushroom with a naturally forming gelatinous coating which is really amazing to watch grow. The Japanese named this mushroom "Nameko", which actually means ‘slimy mushroom’ in Japanese. In America it is also known as the "butterscotch mushroom". I presume because of the delicious golden, butterscotch colour.

Sawdust complemented by bran and gypsum is usually the best mixture of raw materials for nameko substrates. Check out the Forest Fungi blog on how to make supplemented substrates for more information.

Nameko mushroom is widely cultivated in Japan and used in miso soup.

Please note: Forest Fungi make grain spawn fresh to order to increase vigour. It takes around 1 - 3 weeks to inoculate and will be shipped as soon as possible.

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