Shiitake mushrooms are a great beginner variety to grown on many different hard woods and "scrub" hardwoods.
Here in central Texas, Oak and Pecan are some of the most common hardwoods that are suitable for outdoor shiitake cultivation.
Six months after inoculation, these shiitake mushrooms will begin to fruit with more substantial fruiting in year one and two.
Keep damp and shaded
Seal inoculation holes with beeswax
Orient logs vertically
Fruiting occurs between 50 and 80 degrees