The latest data show shiitake
imports declined 66% in the week to March 29 from a year earlier, but some farmers still want the government to invoke safeguard curbs to protect them from pressures from cheap Chinese exports.
After cutting the trees, the logs must be inoculated with shiitake
Other studies are focusing on reishi's polysaccharides which, like shiitake
and maitake, show antitumor and immune-boosting effects.
With the aid of a new state-of-the-art facility in Kennett Square, the Caputo and Guest operation--the parent of Kennett Square Specialties and Highland Oysters--pumps out 20,000 shiitake
logs a week and produces a half-dozen varieties from eight mushroom "farms" across the Kennett Square region.
Import and Export of China's Shiitake
Pan-seared Asparagus with Shrimp, Shiitakes
Business owner Cynan Jones said: "The profile of the business has changed dramatically in the last two years, as only 15% of our sales is now for fresh shiitake
and oyster mushrooms.
With as few as two acres, you have the ability to grow more than 500 pounds of shiitake
on one cord of wood.
Grown in a chemical-free environment, the mushrooms produced by The Mushroom Garden, including the sought-after Shiitake
Asian mushroom, can take up to three months to produce.
contains another toxic chemical that will surprise you: formaldehyde
Last Thursday, shiitake
mushrooms from Fukushima city were found to have a level of radioactive cesium of 880 becquerels per kilogram against the limit of 500 becquerels.
colonize recently dead trees rather than those already decomposing on the forest floor, you can cut shiitake
nursery logs from living trees--preferably young, healthy trees that need to be thinned anyway.