Maitake mushrooms are delicious and are known for their medicinal properties like improving the immune system and aiding in weightloss. Maitake mushrooms are also called "Hen of the Woods" & "Ram's Head" mushrooms. They are popular in vegan and vegetarian cooking including tofu dishes, stews and batter fried. The growing kit includes everything you need to start growing, including detailed instructions. Just water one or two times a day and your Miatakes will emerge in about 2 or 3 weeks. The kit will produce several harvests over six to twelve months.