Reishi


     
                 High Prices Paid For Quality Wild Reishi (Ganoderma Tsugae)
                                       


$10 to $50 Per LB For Wild Reishi Mushroom 4 - 30 Inches Wide (99% dried)*

Note: Due to the market demands, the price of Wild Reishi has increased.




Please read the following in order to improve the quality and pricing of your Wild Reishi Mushrooms:

1. Harvesting Time
2. Purchasing Requirements
3. Drying Process





How to improve quality of Wild Red Reishi (Ganoderma Tsugae)    

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   1. Harvesting Time  

Harvesting Time:  June to September  
Purchasing Time: June to November  

Estimated Reishi harvest time is from June to September.  
During this time the Reishi will be in its prime condition.  
Note: Harvesting time can be as early as May for warmer climate places. 

Prime condition means no borers and no mold at all.  The surface is red and the underside is milky white. Also, the fragrance of Reishi must be there as well. However, Reishi can be harvested as long as they are in good condition. 

Reishi also known as Hemlock Varnish Shelf, tends to grow on conifers, especially hemlocks. It should be prepared for harvest when the outer white edge is about 10% to 15% of the entire Reishi. When the Reishi surface grows to 85-95% red, it needs to be harvested within 1 to 10 days to prevent borers from damaging them. It is important to harvest the Reishi before the borers burrow into them and damage the inside.   

Below photos show the Reishi are ready for harvest immediately:




Below photo shows the Reishi are ready for harvest within 1-2 days:


During the growing season of Wild Reishi, the color will be light yellow, light red and white at the beginning. Then it turns to red and finally to purple. When the color turns to purple, it should be harvested immediately; otherwise it will go bad and it will be more likely to have borers, mold and the disappearance of fragrance. If the Reishi goes bad, then it cant be purchased. Reishi should be harvested from current season only.  Prices will be much lower if the Reishi is harvested from previous year season.  


One thing interesting about Wild Reishi:  as beautiful as they are, none of them are exactly the same.  I bet you wont be able to find two identical ones.


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2. Purchasing Requirements  
 

AA Grade: The following two high-quality Reishi which has 15-30 inches wide, with great underside and surface conditions. The underside is white and the surface is red; this is the best condition and the highest price. Value per pound at $35 - $50.  






The  photos above show very good mature red color Reishi.  Each one is unique in shape and patterns.  AA Grade Reishi




A Grade: The Reishi below are 10-15 inches wide and the surfaces are in good condition (without borers and mold). A Grade Reishi are worth about $30 per lb. (Average 12.5 inches wide)



  










B Grade:  All Reishi must not have any mold growing on them.  If the Reishi is bright red with white underside and with 4-15 inches wide, they are worth $10-$30 per pound, and the average price is about $20-$25 per pound (Average size should be around 9 inches. Price will be around $22.50 per lb dried). 

B- Grade:  All Reishi must not have any mold growing on them.  If the Reishi is bright red with white underside and with 2-8 inches wide, they are worth $15-$18 per pound.
(Average size should be around 5 inches. Price will be around $16.50 per lb dried). 










C Grade: When harvested late in the season (late autumn), the underside becomes brown and surface becomes purple. If the Reishi ranges from 4-15 inches wide, it can still be accepted but the pricing will be a little lower, about $10 - $20 per pound. With the average size above 9.5 inches. Must be without mold and borers.  






 
 






Additional Requirements:
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-- All the Reishi must be harvested whole with the entire stem of the Reishi attached to get best pricing. See photos below: 

-- If the Reishi is wider than 4 inches, must have some tree barks attached. The bark of the tree should be less than two coins thick, and the length of the bark should also be less than 2 inches. It is very important to keep the green moss attached with the Reishi to get the best pricing. The cultivated Reishi do not have barks and green moss because they are grown in sawdust.

Photos below show the perfect amount of tree barks and green moss:

 



Photo below shows the Reishi with too much tree barks, price will not be as high:


Reishi with missing stem's price will be decreased by 50%!  See photos below:


 
The photos below show the Reishi's surface is damaged by snails and insects, but the underside is still in great condition.
The pricing for Reishi will not be affected if this is less than 5% of Reishi and less than 5% of the entire shipment.
 
    

 
 
 
     




The photos below show the Reishi's inside is damaged by insects. The borers feed and make their homes inside the Reishi.  
Reishi with borers inside is not acceptable.  We do not buy them. 

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--  Two pictures below showing the percentage of the white edge on Reishi is more than 50% .  This means it is too early in the season to harvest.   When the Reishi surface grows to 85-95% red, it needs to be harvested within 1 to 10 days to prevent borers from damaging them. It is important to harvest the Reishi before the borers burrow into them and damage the inside.    

  

     




-- Reishi below is 2-4 inches.  This is a little small on the size but the pricing for Reishi will not be affected if this is less than 5% of the total shipment.




-- Pictures below showing a Reishi with brown underside harvested during the late fall season.   The value of this kind of Reishi is less compared with the ones with white undersides.

 




-- Picture below showing a Reishi with white creamy underside.   The value of this kind of Reishi is highest




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   3. Drying Process 

  • Day 1: Immediately after harvest, place the Reishi under the sun for 6 - 7 hours with the white underside facing the sun.
  • Day 2: Keep Reishi under the sun for additional 3 - 4 hours with the red surface facing the sun. Then move them to a well ventilated shady area to dry with a fan.
  • Day 3: Keep Reishi under the sun for additional 4 - 6 hours with the white underside facing the sun. Then move them to a well ventilated shady area to dry with a fan.
  • Day 4+: The total drying process should take around 10-15 days in the summer, or 20-30 days in the fall.  The Reishi needs to be protected from rain/water. If it's raining, you can skip the sun drying and put the Reishi with white underside up, directly in a well ventilated room with the fan on 24 hours each day until the Reishi is completely dried.  When the rain stops, please be sure to put them outdoor for sun drying of 6-7 hours on first day, and 3-5 hours on the 2nd day. It takes approximately 4 lbs of fresh Reishi to dry to 1 lb dried Reishi.  

**special reminder: Do not store Reishi in unventilated container or plastic over night after harvesting.  Also, do not store in a car for too long after harvesting. It will cause the Reishi to go bad.  Start the drying process ASAP after harvesting. If you can’t dry Reishi outside because of rain, you must do it indoor with a fan to avoid mold. Move them under direct sun light when possible.

**special reminder: During harvesting and drying process DO NOT touch the underside with your hand or other object.  Do not scratch the surface of Reishi during drying process. Both the scratches on the surface and the brown color on the underside will hurt the price. 





This is the correct way of drying. It has a nice underside with white color.





Pictures below show Reishi have been harvested too late (after the winter).   They are moldy and infested, therefore unacceptable for purchase.



The 2 pictures below show current season Reishi infected with insects.  Therefore, it's unacceptable for purchase. The Reishi's inside is damaged by insects. The borers feed and make their homes inside the Reishi.  

Reishi with borers inside is not acceptable.  We do not buy them. 

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Harvesting Time:  June to September.  
Purchasing Time: June to November.  

Estimated Reishi harvest time is from June to September.  
During this time, the Reishi will be in its prime condition.  
Note: Harvesting time can be as early as May for warmer climate places. 

TNA Wild Ginseng Co.

Address: 2001 Stonesthrow Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: 484-547-1553 OR 484-633-5873

Email:  TNAWildGinsengCo@gmail.com

     www.TNAWildGinseng.com 

Please email us with pictures of your Reishi. Take a picture of the surface and the underside and also the size of the Reishi, we can do a price quote.  When mailing the product, we recommend using UPS or USPS with insurance. Remember to include your name, address, and phone number with the package. All prices are based on market depend and subject to change without notice.  Please follow all local laws and regulations on harvesting. 

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