Shiitake Liquid Culture – Lentinula edodes

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

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A 10ml Syringe containing live Shiitake liquid culture to grow your own mushrooms.


Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) is a type of edible mushroom that is native to East Asia, but is now cultivated and consumed worldwide. It is one of the most popular mushrooms used in cooking, and is known for its meaty texture and rich, umami flavor.

Shiitake mushrooms are often used in stir-fries, soups, and stews, and are also used as a meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan dishes. They can be cooked fresh or dried, and are sometimes used in traditional Chinese medicine for their purported health benefits.

Shiitake mushrooms are a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins, and contain a range of beneficial compounds such as beta-glucans, which have been shown to have immune-boosting properties. They may also have anti-inflammatory effects, and may help to lower cholesterol levels and improve cardiovascular health.

In addition to their culinary and medicinal uses, Shiitake mushrooms have been studied for their potential environmental benefits. They are often grown on logs or other natural materials, and can help to break down organic matter and promote soil health.

Overall, Shiitake mushrooms are a nutritious and flavorful addition to many dishes, and may offer a range of potential health benefits. They are widely available in grocery stores and specialty food markets, both fresh and dried. ©


IDEAL GROWING CONDITIONS: Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes)

Substrate: Supplemented hardwood sawdust or hardwood logs

Colonisation Temperature: 20°C – 24°C

Pinning Temperature: 16°C – 22°C

Pinning Humidity: 95%

Fruiting Temperature: 15°C – 22°C

Fruiting Humidity: 80-90%


10ml liquid culture syringe containing living mycelium of Shiitake 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 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 mushrooms roots. Mycelium 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 and 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 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 Shiitake liquid culture as soon as possible to ensure maximum freshness and healthy growth. but If you cannot use it right away then we advise storing your culture in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.




Additional information

Weight 0.020 kg
Dimensions 24 × 15 × 2 cm

2 reviews for Shiitake Liquid Culture – Lentinula edodes

  1. 5 out of 5


    Good clean culture, tested on agar and its clean.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Damien (verified owner)

    Shipment received super-fast. LC tested on agar: it’s clean. Put to grain, now waiting for 100% colonization. Excited to see the fruits at some point this year. I enjoyed the stickers a lot too 🙂 My next buy here will be Lion’s Mane!

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