Reishi Mushroom Grow Kit Fruiting Block
Our reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) fruiting block features a strain that is widely cultivated in Asia. Reishi is an edible medicinal mushroom known as “Ling Zhi” in China and “Reishi" or "Manetake” in Japan. Reishi mushrooms are one of the easiest of all of our fruiting block kits, as they are very reliable producers and require next to no upkeep. That's because they can live their entire life cycle within an unopened bag!
Reishi take their time and grow very slowly. Depending on your needs, you can harvest your kit early when the mushrooms resemble antlers and are only a few inches tall. Or, you can allow the mushrooms several more months in the bag to form more interesting growth patterns. You can also try for mature mushroom caps, which requires more supervision as well as opening the bag (which is described in the directions section below). This is a more challenging method, but can be very rewarding for those who have some prior experience with reishi kits.
Upon receiving your kit:
Remove kit from the shipping box as soon as possible. Then, unfold the top of the bag, making room for air space. It's also important to check and confirm that the filter patch is not obstructed. This will help the organism breathe and continue to thrive!