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Looking for top quality grain spawn shipped right to your door?
You’ve come to the right place! That’s right, FreshCap now sells premium grain spawn for a number of different species. New to growing mushrooms? Check out our article to learn all about grain spawn.
If you’re looking to grow the most reliable strains of Shiitake, Lions Mane and different varieties of Oyster- without the hassle of managing a culture and working in a lab, then starting from top quality grain spawn is the best way to go.
OUR GRAIN SPAWN
Our spawn is grown on a perfect blend of millet and white sorghum grain. Mushrooms really do love this stuff!
You want the best? Good. We’ve hand picked select strains that are fast colonizing, high yielding and reliable.
Check out some of the strains we offer below. We have chosen a variety of species that can grow well in a number of different situations. We will be adding new species all the time. Not seeing something that you want to grow? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help you out!
- BLUE OYSTER
This species is fast growing and high yielding. Prefers a cool environment and requires a TON of fresh air in order to get big meaty caps and short stems. Good beginner strain! Learn more here, or buy now!
- PINK OYSTER
- KING OYSTER
Big meaty caps and small stems is possible with light and fresh air. King Oysters have the best shelf life of all the strains, great for farmers markets! Learn more here, or buy now!
- LIONS MANE
- YELLOW OYSTER
CARING FOR SPAWN
Grain spawn is a living breathing organism that needs to be properly cared for in order to achieve the best results.
Here are some tips to get the most success with your spawn.
Try to use your grain spawn as soon as you get it. The fresher the better. It has likely traveled a long way and is ready to be used!
If you do need to store it, do so in a cool, dry and dark environment. Most species will do well to refrigerate.
Use Proven Techniques
If you are buying grain spawn, you should be reasonably knowledgeable in the techniques used to grow mushrooms from spawn.
Maintain a clean environment when working with grain spawn. Grain spawn is still susceptible to contamination, even when fully colonized. Proper sterile technique goes a long way!
USING YOUR SPAWN
You should be somewhat familiar with proper growing techniques before you buy your spawn. The most common methods of growing mushrooms using grain spawn are growing on staw, growing on supplemented sawdust or just growing in a garden bed. Check out our article on how to grow mushrooms from spawn , or check out one of these great books and learn from the best!
Growing on Straw
Add your spawn to properly pasteurized straw at a ratio of 5-15%. Mix the spawn in evenly to ensure multiple inoculation points. Pack poly tubing to make a straw log, cutting slits into the side. Hang in grow room for colonization and fruiting. See growing mushrooms on straw.
Growing on Sawdust
Some species grow better on supplemented sawdust, which needs to be fully sterilized. Inoculate fruiting blocks with grain spawn in front of a flow hood or similar sterile environment. See growing gourmet mushrooms on supplemented sawdust fruiting blocks.
Any other questions that aren’t answered here? Get in touch through our contact page!