Selected Hexing Specialties

The cut-log mushroom cultivation technique

(4) Fruiting management

   When the mushroom mycelia are mature and are about to fruit, the logs should be moved to a suitable location and stacked in a lean-to inverted-Y array.

(5) Harvesting and drying

   The growth of cut-log mushrooms is very closely connected with the temperature. When the temperature is low in winter, the mushroom grows relatively slowly, so will have a more intense pungency and better flavor when harvested. If the ambient temperature is low and the altitude is high, the mushrooms are likely to be huagu (“flower mushrooms”), so named after the flower-like cracking pattern on their cap.