How Many Pounds Of Shiitakes Do You Get From One Log?

Shiitake mushrroms on log
Photo of shiitake mushrooms growing on maple log courtesy of the national Agroforestry Center

A typical shiitake log is 3- to 6-inches in diameter and 36- to 48-inches long. Each log reliably produces mushrooms 3 to 4 times a year for 5 years. After 5 years the shiitakes have utilized all the nutrients from the log.

How many pounds of shiitakes should you get over the five years?

A. 1 pound

B. 3 pounds

C. 6 pounds

The answer is C!