Overview of wood types
The following table lists the recommended wood types for inoculation using mushroom plugs.
It is best to use the wood types at the top of each list, but the wood types in brackets should also be suitable. The information on log diameter is given as a rough guide only.
Above all for shiitake, you can also use fruit tree wood, e.g. apple. Wood from coniferous trees cannot be used!
The wood should be healthy (!) and stored for a minimum of ca. 6 weeks and a maximum of 3-4 months. It should not be allowed to dry out during this time; if necessary, water with a watering can before inoculation.
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