Also known as ‘Hen of the Woods’, this delicious mushroom is herald- ed in Asian medicine as a powerful immune stimulator. The Maitake grows prolifically on oaks throughout the temperate regions of eastern North America but can also grow on elm and maple. Fruitings most frequently arise at or near the stump/soil interface. Two or three years will often pass before fruitings occur. Fruiting temperature 50-70 °F.