Turkey Tail Mushroom Plug Spawn – Trametes versicolor is found throughout North America and widely distributed around the globe, few mushrooms can boast such adaptivity and variety of colors, hence the name “versicolor”. Logs and stumps can be used for cultivation; after incubating the logs may be partially buried, horizontally-oriented, to conserve water during fruiting. This species is often used to make healthy teas, and is one of the most well-studied mushrooms in the world for its health-supporting benefits.
Skill Level: 1/5
Favored wood: oak, alder, poplar, aspen, elm, ironwood, and eucalyptus. This mushroom species will also grow on many types of fruit trees and Douglas fir.
Preferred orientation: Vertical or horizontal
Preferred fruiting temperature: 65–75 °F
Length of time for maturing: 45–70 days
Fruiting season(s): Spring, Fall