The delicious pearl oyster (pleurotus ostreatus) mushrooms are one of the most common of the oyster mushrooms used by chef's world wide. This species is wide spread throughout the world and throws off various sub strains including the Blue Oyster Mushroom (pleurotus columbinus). The pearl oysters has a nice pearly white color which tend to darken as the mushroom matures. Also the more light introduced, the more white pearly color the caps will become. Not only is the pearl oyster mushroom delicious, but it's one of the easiest varieties of oyster (pleurotus) mushrooms to grow. This mushrooms grows on a wide range of substrates including straw (wheat,rye,oat,rice, and barley straw), corn, coffee grounds, banana waste, most hardwoods and hardwood by-products like sawdust and paper, compost and much more. This mushroom truly thrives throughout the worlds forests and home cultivators and is the most common oyster mushroom you find in grocer stores.
Medicinal: Oyster mushrooms are naturally high in lovastatin, a drug approved by the FDA for lowering "bad" cholesterol and raising "good" cholesterol. Higher concentrations of lovastatin are in the caps then the stems, more concentrated on the mature gills, and especially in the spores.
Spawn run: 75°F (24°C), Humidity 85-95%, Time: 12-21 days;
Primordia Formation: 50-60°F (10-15°C), Time: 3-5 days;
Fruit body Development: 60-70°F (15-21°C) Time:4-7 days
Currently we stock clean lab cultivated spore prints and liquid culture syringes.
Pearl Oyster Mushroom Spore PRINT
- Product Code: PEARL PRINT
Tags: oyster mushrooms, spore prints, gourmet mushrooms, cool weather, easy to grow