Maitake Liquid Culture – Grifola frondosa

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

11.24 (Ex vat)


Maitake, also known as hen of the woods or Grifola frondosa, is a type of edible mushroom that is highly valued for its earthy, rich flavor and meaty texture. It is native to Japan, but is also found in other parts of the world, including North America.

Maitake mushrooms grow in clusters at the base of trees, and can weigh up to 50 pounds (22 kg). They have a distinctive frilly, fan-shaped appearance, and are typically harvested in the fall.

In addition to its culinary uses, maitake mushrooms have been studied for their potential health benefits. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins, and contain compounds such as beta-glucans, which have been shown to have immune-boosting properties. Maitake mushrooms may also have anti-cancer properties, and may help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Maitake mushrooms can be used in a variety of dishes, such as stir-fries, soups, and stews. They can also be roasted or grilled and served as a meat substitute. Maitake mushrooms are also available in supplement form, although more research is needed to fully understand their potential health benefits when taken as a supplement. ©


IDEAL GROWING CONDITIONS: Maitake (Grifola frondosa)

Substrate: Hardwood Sawdust

Colonisation Temperature: 20°C – 22°C

Pinning Temperature: 15°C – 18°C

Pinning Humidity: 95%

Fruiting Temperature: 15°C – 18°C

Fruiting Humidity: 80-90%


10ml liquid culture syringe containing living mycelium of Maitake mushroom.
Sterile alcohol wipe.
18G sterile needle for injection into chosen medium or grow kit.
Sealed in a zip lock bag.

All of our liquid cultures are prepared fresh for every order in our lab and we use a flow hood when carrying out all work to ensure clean cultures & packages.


Liquid culture is a a nutrient rich broth made up of distilled water, mixed with light malt extract dextrose and honey to create a mix for the mycelium to feed on. You can think of mycelium as the mushroom seed, this can then be used to inoculate a grow kit or substrate mix to start grow mushrooms.

We regularly test all of our liquid cultures on agar and grain to guarantee you only get the highest quality culture.


Different mushrooms require different care and conditions to grow, but with the right conditions, coupled with our liquid cultures and grow kits, you can grow your own mushroom easy! We offer a wide variety of easy to use grow kits, and mushroom growing substrates. We’ve done all the hard work to save you the time and energy. By growing mushrooms in grow bags, this way you can have more control over the environment, throughout the whole growing cycle, than if you were to grow outside.


We recommend using your Maitake liquid culture as soon as possible, to ensure maximum freshness and healthy growth. If you cannot use it right away, then we advise storing your culture in the refrigerator. For up to 3 months.

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2 reviews for Maitake Liquid Culture – Grifola frondosa

  1. 5 out of 5

    Michael Martindale (verified owner)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Claudia (verified owner)

    Very excited about this culture! Arrived well packed and super healthy!

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