Lion’s Mane Mushroom Grain Spawn

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Grain Spawn

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Lion's Mane, also known as Monkey's Head or its Latin name, Hericium erinaceus, is best known for its unique appearance—resembling a mane of white, flowing tendrils, or mane of a lion—this fungi has not only captured the attention of foodies but also that of researchers and health enthusiasts.

There has been growing excitement around Lion's Mane for its cognitive and medicinal benefits in the last few years. As more and more research emerges, demand for this mushroom in both supplement and fresh forms has soared, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

When it comes to versatility, Lion's Mane has a lot to offer. You can cook it, dry it, extract its components, or even turn it into tea. While some consider it to be slightly more challenging to cultivate than oyster mushrooms, it's a reliable choice for both beginner and experienced growers, offering steady, year-round indoor production. When cultivated under optimal conditions, these mushrooms provide robust first, second, and even third harvests—making them a superb option for commercial cultivation.

Originating from the hardwood forests of North America, Europe, and Asia, Lion's Mane thrives on a substrate mix of 80% hardwood, 10% cereals, and 10% bran. If you're considering indoor cultivation, it pairs well with a SacO2 T-Filter growing bag.

Features
  • Experience hassle-free home inoculation with our top-quality, low generation spawn.
  • Double-tested and certified free from contamination for unrivalled reliability in every cultivation cycle.
  • Performs exceptionally well on hardwood but is also compatible with other substrates, giving you flexibility in your cultivation.
  • Expect abundant harvests with an average yield of ~150g of mushrooms per kg of fresh substrate.
  • Harvest the cognitive and culinary benefits of Lion’s Mane in as little as 20 days from inoculation.
  • Highly sought after for its cognitive health benefits and unique, shellfish-like flavour, making it a popular choice for both wellness and gourmet applications.
Species
Hericium erinaceus
Inoculation Rate
Mix with ± 1-10% spawn
Recommended Substrate
Composition: 80% hardwood (mixed fine + coarse), 10% cereals, 10% bran
Incubation
Room temperature: 25 °C, Substrate temperature: 27 °C, Duration: Ca. 20 days
Primordia Induction
(Night time)* temperature: 18-24 °C, Relative humidity: 90-95%
Fruiting Conditions
Room temperature: 16-21 °C, Relative humidity: 85–95%, CO2-concentration: 500-1000 ppm, Light: Less than 500 lux
Flushes
Number: 2, Interval: ca. 2 weeks, Between flushes: (No data provided)
Average Yield
Approx. 150 g saleable mushrooms per kg fresh substrate†

The Lion's Mane mushroom offers a unique cooking experience, featuring a mildly sweet flavour and a tender texture that mimics shellfish like scallops, crab, or lobster. Highly versatile, these mushrooms can be seared and served as the centrepiece of a dish or used as a sumptuous ingredient in dishes like mock Crab Louie Salad. Lion’s Mane can also be prepared like a steak using a technique popularised by plant-based chef, Derek Sarno.

Delivery

Note: Please refer to the specific lead times shown on product pages for more accurate delivery times.

  1. Small Orders (E.g. 100ml Spawn, Plugs): Sent via Royal Mail large letters.
  2. Medium-Sized Orders (under 2kg): Royal Mail 24-48 hour tracked parcel.
  3. Large Orders (2kg+): via DPD Express.

Returns

  1. Standard Returns: Returns and exchanges within 14 days of receipt. The item must be unused and in its original packaging. See our returns policy here.

This does not apply to our Gift E-Cards, which are delivered via email.

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