Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) For logs
Chaga is a parasitic fungus that grows on birch trees.
The fungus is often referred to as the king of medicinal mushrooms and has long been used as a medicinal fungus in Asia. Chaga is quite a rare fungus as it does not naturally spread easily. There is a high demand for the fungus, and it can only be cultivated on living birch trees.
This provides an interesting opportunity for forest owners to generate additional income if their forests have a significant number of birch trees.Before starting a cultivation project, please read all the information provided below on how to grow Chaga.
Chaga fungi grow very slowly, so it will require a considerable amount of patience, but on the other hand, there isn’t much work involved. Therefore, after sowing Chaga mushrooms, the first harvest can be expected in 6-8 years, and the second harvest in another 4-6 years. It’s important to keep in mind that no one can currently predict the market price for Chaga mushrooms when you eventually have a harvest. Currently, the demand is increasing, and selling the mushrooms is highly profitable, so it can be expected that the demand will continue to grow.