Every 2-3 weeks for 8-12 weeks (16 weeks)
Methods of Cultivation:
Outdoors: a. Hardwood logs are inoculated with dowels or sawdust and laid horizontally side by side. The logs are then partially buried using untreated sawdust. b. A rooted stump, preferably oak or chestnut, may be inoculated with dowels or sawdust.
Indoors: Sterilized blocks of sawdust may be used for indoor cultivation. The exhausted blocks may be buried outside to produce additional fruits or may be used as spawn for inoculating stumps and logs.
Suggested Agar Culture Media: PDYA, MYA, OMYA, with the addition of .2% hardwood sawdust used as final substrate.
Spawn recommendations: Rye, wheat, sorgum, or corn for expansions; sawdust/woodchips for the final substrate.
Substrates for Fruiting: 50/50 mix of hardwood sawdust and hardwood chips supplemented with bran and gypsum. Also, doweled logs may be used for outdoor fruiting.