Shiitake mushrooms are one of the easiest and most prolific, forgiving mushrooms to grow on logs for all skill levels, and a perfect mushroom for beginners. Shiitake are meaty and savory, hard to beat on flavor! This is our best foolproof Shiitake strains, this ecotype prefers optimum fruiting temperatures when they fall in between 55-70F. Typically fruits in the spring and fall months after colonization is complete. Fruits well on oak, sweetgum, poplar, and other hardwood species. Recommended for temperate climates, this one can fruit in most climates experiencing a cool transition period at any time of the year.
Edibility and taste: Savory and Meaty
Grows on: Hardwood logs outdoors: oak, pecan, walnut, alder, sweet gum, maple, ironwood, hophorn beam, cherry, sycamore, tulip poplar, eucalyptus, chestnut, ash, birch, bitternut, willow. Avoid for shiitake: conifers, fruit trees, elm, hackberry, sassafras, soft maples (red and striped), dogwood, black locust, beech, hickory
Fruiting Temps: 55-75F