Oak and Spore Grain Spawn
Here at Oak and Spore we produce New Zealands top performing Grain Spawn. Our spawn is made in house and contains only hydrated wheat. It is free of contamination and contains top performance mushroom growing strains, often using culture lines we breed ourselves
Oak & Spore spawn is made especially for mushroom growing enthusiasts, and beginners alike. It will be contamination free, and ready to use.All Oak and Spore spawn is 100% handmade in Canterbury, New Zealand!
Grain spawn is used to inoculate bulk substrate. It's an integral part of the mushroom growing process. Spawn rates are around 1-3% for steam sterilized medium, or 5-10% for lime sterilized medium. Ideally you want to open your spawn in front of a flow hood or in a clean area, as to avoid any contamination.
Q. Is our spawn native
A. Depending on variety. The main spawn we sell, Italian oyster (P. pulmanarius), is not native, and should never be claimed as a native. Some species such as Hereicum novae-zelandia is a native.
Q. How big are you spawn bags?
A. We sell our spawn in 2.5kg (approx) bags. We don't so any smaller than this as it's inefficient.
Q. How much substrate will a 2.5kg bag spawn?
A. about 24 x 3kg or 12x 6kg blocks.
Q. Is it ready to ship?
A. Our Italian is usually ready to ship. Some other species will be delayed as we often make to order.
Q. Is your spawn organic?
A. No, but we use wheat grown right here in Canterbury from a farm down the road.