Shiitake “warm” – (Lentinula edodes)

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! One of our best warm weather Shiitake strains, this ecotype prefers optimum fruiting temperatures when they fall in between 70-85F. Typically fruits in the warmer, summer months after colonization is complete. Fruits well on oak, sweetgum, poplar, and other hardwood species. Recommended for supplementing summer production in cooler climates or year-round in subtropical/tropical climates.
Edibility and TasteSavory and Meaty
Grows OnHardwood logs: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 Temps70-85F
AvailabilityYear-Round
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