Our Chicken of the Woods Liquid Culture is the perfect solution for you if you are looking to grow your own C.O.T.W. at home! This bright orange mushroom with a yellow porous underside is known for its taste and texture that resembles chicken, making it a popular meat substitute for vegetarians.
Our liquid culture is made from the Laetiporus sulphureus species, which grows primarily on oak trees and is often found on wounds of other hardwood trees. The mushroom grows in large brackets, with individual shelves ranging from 2 to 10 inches across, and can weigh over 100 pounds. Our liquid culture is an easy and affordable way to maintain relatively sterile technique without expensive lab equipment, allowing for decreased contamination and increased success in growing mushrooms.
Cultivation of Chicken of the Woods on logs is still experimental, but pre-treating freshly cut oak logs before inoculation and partially burying them once well-colonized has shown the best results. Liquid cultures can be stored in a refrigerator to preserve viability for months or even years. However, we recommend using them as soon as possible to benefit from their peak vitality.
Not only are Chicken of the Woods mushrooms a delicious culinary treat, but their bioactive compounds are also being explored as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for their anti-tumor and cholesterol-lowering properties. So why not grow your own and enjoy the taste and health benefits of this amazing mushroom? Try our Chicken of the Woods Liquid Culture today!