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A wild sourced strain of this wonderful native New Zealand fungus - Pekepeke kiore - also known as Coral Tooth or 'NZ Lions Mane'. A cousin of the famous 'Lions Mane' mushroom, this mushroom (Hericium novae-zealandiae) has great flavours and purported medicinal benefits. A delicate coral like structure (hence the name) fruits year round when weather is humid.


Its flavour is like no other mushroom. Some people describe it as being similar to crab meat, and there is no doubt that it has a very unique yet delicate savoury / umami flavour.




Fully colonised, high quality dowel plugs.These dowels are perfect for inoculating fresh cut logs of deciduous trees. This species is known to take a long time to produce mushrooms on logs - two or three years - and it prefers larger diameter logs.


Simply drill some holes slightly deeper and slightly wider than the dowels, spaced about 15cm apart all around the log, tap them in with a hammer and seal the holes with melted wax. A log generally requires 15-50 dowels, depending on its size.


Logs take a year or so to begin fruiting, but after that, they will continue to produce several crops of mushrooms per year (when weather conditions are right) for up to five or six years. They are generally very low maintenance. A humid, shady corner of the garden is perfect for them.


Dowels are 8mm wide so a 8.5mm to 9mm drill bit is ideal for drilling the holes for them. Comes with instructions or check out our tips and advice page for more info.


50 Dowels $24.90

100 Dowels $39.90

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One kilogram of grain spawn is enough to inoculate about four sawdust blocks. For instructions on how to grow mushroom on sawdust blocks using grain spawn see our instructions page here

1kg Grain Spawn $24.90



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  • We guarantee that our spawn is healthy and free of contamination upon delivery. In the unlikely event that you notice a problem with the product please feel free to contact us for a replacement or full refund. 

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