Move over shiitake, the lion's mane mushroom is here

04/13/2012 | R&D Magazine

Cornell agroforestry experts are hoping mushroom farmers and foodies will catch on to the latest fungi trend -- lion's mane mushrooms. Ken Mudge, associate professor of horticulture, teaches workshops that introduce farmers to cultivating the cousin of the shiitake mushroom. "There have been very few attempts to grow lion's mane as a forest farming crop, and we think it has a lot of potential. It's considered a real gourmet item," Mudge said.

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