Turkey Tail Grow Kit
Our Turkey Tail kit produces a crop of this popular brown, black and white-striped medicinal mushroom which is recognized in Chinese Traditional Medicine.
Easy to grow and fun to watch.
Fully colonised block ready to fruit. Everything needed to grow is in the box.
38 in stock
Grow Your Own kits will store refrigerated & unopened (or in a cold, dark place) for up to 3 months.
Turkey Tail Grow Kit Information
Step 1 - Remove the growing block from the box.
Step 2 - With a sharp, clean knife, make slits in the bag on the black lines where marked and place the block back in the box with the slits exposed through the open end of the box facing to the side.
Step 3 - Place the box in a location out of direct sunlight; the best temperature for growing Turkey Tail is 16-18°C
Step 4 - Use the mister provided to maintain a high humidity around the growing block by spraying inside the bag provided and also inside the cardboard box (it’s a good idea to boil and cool the water first). Remove and replace the bag over the whole kit each time you do this and ensure a minimum 2” gap at the bottom. This will provide fresh air exchange as these mushrooms want high humidity and fresh air. Once the fruiting body starts to appear, try not to spray directly onto the mushroom as this can introduce bacteria.
Step 5 - You will see new growth appear in about two weeks.
Harvest your Turkey Tail mushroom when the desired size is reached by breaking off at the base. It can take up to three months to reach this stage.
Turkey Tail mushrooms have no culinary use but you can now dry the fruit slowly, or better still, cut into pieces and boil in water for tea to be drunk as a tonic. You can also grind dried Turkey Tail into a powder to be taken daily as a supplement for good health.
Afterwards You can now soak the growing block in a bucket of cold water overnight, drain well, then set up as before, maintaining high humidity, and wait for your next flush. You can do this once or twice; then break the block up and add it to your garden to enrich the soil.
Turkey Tail, or trametes versicolor, extracts are used to support a healthy immune sysytem as well as promote healthy cell growth and regeneration. The beta glucans and polysaccharides contained in the fruiting bodies are said to support drug therapies by boosting immune cell production and to be useful in particular with anti-cancer drugs and radiotherapy for their anti-inflammatory properties.
This information is meant to encourage the consumer to further research the properties of Turkey Tail.
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|Dimensions||24 × 16 × 16 cm|