Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a very unique and interesting mushroom. Rather than the classic mushroom shape of spine and cap, the Lion’s Mane mushroom consists of many cascading spines that form ball-shaped structures which can grow quite large. They are especially white when young, and may change to a light yellow or brown once mature.
Cutting perpendicular to the direction of the spines to make disks, and then pan-frying with garlic until the disks are a golden brown is a great way to enjoy these mushrooms which are described as being a good substitute for chicken. Not only are they a culinary delight, but they also boast many health benefits!
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Fruiting months: Late Autumn, Winter, Early Spring
Pinning Temp: 10°C – 15°C
Pinning Humidity: 95% – 100%
Fruiting Temp: 18°C – 24°C
Fruiting Humidity: 90% – 95%
Cultivation Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Fruiting Instructions: Please refer to our Knowledge Portal for detailed instructions on how best to fruit this species.