Reishi


     
                 High Prices Paid For Quality Wild Reishi (Ganoderma Tsugae)




                                       


$8 to $35 Per LB For Wild Reishi Mushroom 5 - 30 Inches Wide (99% dried)*


Pricing For Reishi:
  • AA Grade: $20.00 - $35.00 Per Lb Dried
    • Minimum width 20-35 inches with average width 25 inches
    • 100% no mold and no borers 
    • Creamy white underside
    • Nice red shiny surface
    • With tree bark and green moss attached to stem(see 2. Purchasing Requirements below)




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  • A Grade: $18 Per Lb Dried
    • Minimum width 14-18 inches with average width 16 inches
    • 100% no mold and no borers 
    • Creamy white underside
    • Nice red shiny surface
    • With tree bark and green moss attached to stem(see 2. Purchasing Requirements below)

      

The underside of the Reishi must be creamy white color, which will have the most Reishi fragrance.
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  • B Grade: $14.00 Per Lb Dried
      • Minimum width 10-14 inches with average width 12 inches
      • 100% no mold and no borers 
      • Creamy white underside
      • Nice red shiny surface
      • With tree bark and green moss attached to stem(see 2. Purchasing Requirements below)
     


The underside of the Reishi must be creamy white color, which will have the most Reishi fragrance.
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  • C Grade: $10.00 Per Lb Dried
      • Minimum width 7-10 inches with average width 8 inches
      • 100% no mold and no borers 
      • Creamy white underside
      • Nice red shiny surface
      • With tree bark and green moss attached to stem(see 2. Purchasing Requirements below)



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  • D Grade: $8.00 Per Lb Dried
      • Minimum width 5-7 inches with average width 6 inches
      • 100% no mold and no borers 
      • Creamy white underside
      • Nice red shiny surface
      • With tree bark and green moss attached to stem(see 2. Purchasing Requirements below)

 
              

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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 1st to July 1st. (South of PA Region)
Harvesting Time:  June 15th to July 15th. (North of PA Region)
Purchasing Time: June 1st to August 1st.

Estimated Reishi harvest time is from June to July.  
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. 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(too late for harvest). Reishi should be prepared for harvest when the outer white edge is about 5% of the entire Reishi. When the Reishi surface grows to 95% red, it needs to be harvested within 2 to 10 days to prevent borers from damaging them. 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.  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:



   



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 95% red, it needs to be harvested within 2 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.    

  
 
     


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

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2. Purchasing Requirements  
 
 

Reishi must be harvested whole with the entire stem of the Reishi attached to get best pricing. If the Reishi is wider than 5 inches, it must have some tree barks attached. The tree bark should be about 1 coin thickness, 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 Some reishi do not have a full stem growing from the tree.  You should still keep a little bit of the tree bark at the end part.  The cultivated Reishi do not have barks and green moss because they are grown in sawdust.  If the Reishi is under 5 inches, please do not harvest it.  This will preserves and protects the Reishi's population. 


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

 


Photo below shows the Reishi's underside is creamy white which is the most desirable condition.


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


Reishi with virus on the underside price will be decreased by 50 - 70%!  See photo below:



   

Reishi from late season harvest during fall and winter are missing the Reishi fragrance.  The underside of the Reishi have serious virus and brown color, the surface of the Reishi are purple color they are not acceptable for purchase.  See photos below:

 
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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. Keep them in the woods to preserve the Reishi population.  

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Photos below show the Reishi damaged by mold and borers.  They are not acceptable for purchase.  Keep them in the woods to preserve the Reishi population.  
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Photo below shows the Reishi from previous season.  It is not acceptable for purchase.  We only buy the current season Reishi.  Keep them in the woods to preserve the Reishi population.  

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   3. Drying Process 

  • Place 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. Some harvester have found this process to be better at keeping the underside of the Reishi creamy white color better than sun drying. If the sun drying method is turning the white underside into a brown/tan color, try this process to see if it helps to maintain the white creamy underside color. 
 It takes approximately 4 lbs of fresh Reishi to dry to 1 lb dried Reishi.  

**Special Reminder: During harvesting and first day of drying process DO NOT touch the underside with your hand or other object.  The brown color on the underside will hurt the price. Price will be $1-2 less for the Reishi with markings on the underside. 

        



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

    




**Special Reminder: After harvesting the Reishi do not store them in an unventilated container or plastic over night.  Also, do not store in a car for too long after harvesting. It will cause the Reishi to go bad and turned purple black color.  Start the drying process ASAP after harvesting. 


Reishi below were harvested on the same day from the same location. First two photos show the Reishi were left in the cardboard for 12 hours without ventilation by mistake and turned black and purple and bad smell.  

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Reishi below were dried properly with nice creamy white underside and bright red surface.

       
   



Harvesting Time:  June 1st to July 1st. (South of PA Region)
Harvesting Time:  June 15th to July 15th. (North of PA Region)
Purchasing Time: June 1st to August 1st.

Estimated Reishi harvest time is from June to July.  
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 LLC.

Address: 2001 Stonesthrow Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: 484-358-2385 OR 484-633-5873

Email:  TNAWildGinsengCo@gmail.com

     www.TNAWildGinseng.com 

When shipping the Reishi, 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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