Woodfruits Shiitake Mushrooms

Posted on Jun 7, 2016

Woodfruits Shiitake Mushrooms

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Anton Den Engelse

Woodfruits in Corpusty was established in 2002 and supplies shiitake mushrooms to C T Baker Budgens of Holt. Grown over a period of three months in a strictly controlled environment, Woodfruits’ shiitake mushrooms are cultivated in a grow room at 24-27 degrees Celsius for 12 weeks. At this stage in the mushrooms’ development, mushroom spawn is grown in bags of sterilised sawdust. The spawn expands and colonises before it’s transferred to a high humidity fruiting room, which is maintained at around 17 degrees Celsius. The cooler conditions in this room encourage the mushrooms to fully develop in just 10 days.