Effect of some supplements added to cultivation medium on fruit bodies quality of Lentinula edodes

Janusz Kalbarczyk

Agricultural Academy in Lublin


The forest muschroom Lentinula edodes (Berg.) Sing. is the second most important cultivated muschroom worldwide. Lentinus edodes commonly known as the shiitake muschroom, is a white rot wood decay fungus that naturally inhabitas the dead wood of many hardwood tree species in Asia. The researches carried out on the following Lentinus endodes varieties: BRZ, M6, 567 have shown that the addition of ground: soybean, flax or rape to a standard basis had a considerable influence on the outgrowing of mycelium in the basis. Shortening of the mycelium’s outgrowth time had an influence on the
external features of obtained fruiting bodies, as well as on their size and shape. Biological features of each variety also had a considerable influence on the quality and height of the obtained yield. Three experiments were performed to determine the effect of selected substrated on muschroom yield and basidiome size of shii-take when grown on a syntehetic substrate.


Lentinus edodes, substrate, yield, size of basidiome

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Janusz Kalbarczyk 
Agricultural Academy in Lublin



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