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Tiger Sawgill

Lentinus tigrinus

Tiger Sawgill (Lentinus tigrinus)
12cc liquid culture syringe
$15 - $25 suggested donation
A close cousin of the beloved shiitake, the Tiger Sawgill is a robust and prolific mushroom, and an easy sell to erudite chefs, who I've seen incorporate its lovely mottled caps into some exquisite platings. It lends a deep savoriness and hearty texture to soups and sauteés.

This species is an approachable, rewarding choice for commercial cultivation, and responds well to any of the time-tested techniques honed for Shiitake production. Grown indoors on sawdust blocks, it dons a thick, marbled mycelial skin that protects it from dessication and parasites throughout several consecutive flushes, and can be coaxed into fruiting abundantly as many as five times per year outdoors on logs, stumps and beds. It is a tremendous pleasure to watch it grow, and it always adds a bit of personality to the show.


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