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

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!