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Turkey Tail Mushroom Plug Spawn

Strain: Trametes versicolor

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Product Overview

Product Overview

The most sought-after find of any forager, Turkey Tail is a hefty and rewarding mushroom to grow yourself. Our spawn plugs/dowels are a great way to not only learn to grow mushrooms from logs but also to bring this bright and beneficial mushroom to your home or growing set-up. From the very moment the spawn lands on your doorstep, it is ready to be inoculated and get you on the road to your first harvest.

 The Turkey Tail has many properties, most notably the fact that it can display multiple colours.  

  • Suitable for everyone, from hobbyists to professionals
  • Can boost immune system 
  • Has many medicinal properties. 

Our spawn is stored in specialist breathable Microsac bags. This means that the spawn is always at its freshest, from our fridges to yours.

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Product Description

Inoculation of a log is a process involving drilling into a log and hammering the spawn dowel into the hole, before sealing with wax. It can take a year to see the fruits of your labour flourish from a log grow, but beyond that a log grow will bring you harvests of mushrooms for up to eight years. Not only does this help you invest in a long-term sustainable food/medicinal source but can teach you much along the way. For example, the cap has concentric rings, which have been known to display shades of yellow, purple, and green, that can change as it matures. 

Reconnecting with natural growing processes, like log grows, offers a fresh and nutrient rich meal in any environment, without the need to go shopping or create a new growing set up. Log grows also remove the part packaging plays in so many of our meals. In offering you the highest quality, fresh living spawn, we hope you will be able to take away what urban growing could mean for our planet. 

It also boasts a very low generational count. The lower the generation of the spawn, the nearer to the original spore sample, so at only the fourth generation, Urban Farm-It can promise you the best. It is also double tested and axenic, meaning you are guaranteed a crop of shiitake and shiitake alone.

For larger quantities, check out our wholesale collection. 


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Growing your own Turkey Tail is a guaranteed way to get to try this more elusive type of mushroom. We’ve got a further guide on how to inoculate logs on our website, and extensive customer aftercare is always available. 

Log Types: Logs of healthy freshly cut (2 weeks – 10 weeks) hardwoods are most suitable such as Oak and Beech. Avoid coniferous wood types.

Log size: Up to 1.25m long and 10-20cm diameter is ideal (the larger the log the longer to colonisation and the greater the production).

How to inoculate: Use roughly 40-50 plugs per 50cm length (you can speed up colonisation by increasing the density). Use an 8mm drill bit to a depth of 5-6cm and spacing of 10-15cm between holes. Seal with a natural food grade wax to help retain moisture and keep out competing organisms.

When to inoculate: Logs can be plugged anytime although not in frosty conditions is best. Best time to cut is when trees are dormant (winter and early spring).

For larger quantities, check out our wholesale collection. 

Cultivation Info

Binomial nomenclatureTrametes versicolor
Old nomenclatureCoriolus versicolor
Inoculation ratemix with ± 1% spawn
Natural substratecomposition:80% hardwood,
mixed fine + coarse,
10% cereals,
10% bran
Incubationroom temperature:20-22 °C
substrate temperature:25-30 °C
duration:19- 22 days
Primordia induction(night time)* temperature:lower to 6-15 °C
relative humidity:90- 95 %
Fruiting conditionsroom temperature:(5-) 10-17 (-20) °C
relative humidity:85%
CO2-concentration:less than 1000 ppm
light:800- 1500 lux
interval:1-2 weeks
between flushes:relative humidity increase to 90%
Total production cycleCa. 3 months
Average yield200 to 250 g saleable mushrooms per kg fresh substrate

*Primordia are induced by a shock. For most mushroom species, this is done with a thermal shock, which is defined by the minimum temperature during the day-night cycle.

Important remark: the cultivation guidelines in our technical data sheets are a compilation of the data given to us by experienced cultivators. Individual differences in the cultivation conditions can seriously affect the results.

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50 (approx.), 1000 (approx.)

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