Cordyceps militaris is an easy mushroom to grow at home.
Place grow kit in a sunny location close to a window and watch the magic begin! You can also place grow kit under a LED light for 12 hours on 12 hours off. They are a slow growing mushroom reaching full size at 60-70 days.
In alternative medicine, cordyceps is often touted as a natural energy booster. Proponents also claim that cordyceps can protect against health problems like asthma, depression, diabetes, fatigue, high cholesterol, and upper respiratory tract infections. Some herbalists also believe that cordyceps can boost libido, slow the aging process, and protect against cancer.
Cordyceps tea is easily made by chopping up the mushroom into small pieces. Simply mix one teaspoon of chopped up mushrooms into 1½ cups of hot water and allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a cup and sweeten if desired. You can also make a tincture, instructions are on our “learn” page. They also dehydrate well and can be added to soups, stews, or as a crunchy topper for many dishes.
Prime fruiting temperature for cordyceps is between 15-21 celsius (never above 21) They like it on the cooler side for best results.
Our cordyceps are grown on brown rice in a nutrient rich broth which contains yeast, calcium sulfate, dextrose, and potato liquid.
Grow kits are dated when jar was inoculated. You may receive a jar that is one week old to five weeks old. Sixty to seventy days from date inoculated is when they would be ready to harvest.
Weight (with wide mouth pint jar) 370 grams
*Do not eat cordyceps cake