The Blue Oyster Mushroom is celebrated for its swift fruiting period and low-maintenance nature, making it an attractive option for both beginners and seasoned cultivators. This variety is capable of withstanding chilly conditions, even down to 55 degrees, and is frequently incorporated in gourmet cuisine due to its subtle yet intricate flavor. Now available at a discounted price, the Blue Oyster has rapidly gained popularity among mushroom enthusiasts, featuring a vibrant blue hue and sizable fruiting bodies. With its exceptionally aggressive growth, the Blue Oyster is among the simplest strains to grow and can produce up to 3 pounds of mushrooms from a 5-pound cultivation kit. To utilize the kit, simply slice and mist the bag daily or position it in a transparent container with a minimal amount of water. The resulting mushrooms not only provide a delectable taste but also furnish health advantages and a visually stunning display.
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- Fruiting Temperatures: 60-82 degrees
- Light Cycle: 12 hours of light per day
- Water Cycle: Mist with water 1-2 times per day using included ultra-fine pump mister
- Average Yield: 2.5-3 pounds of mushrooms (wet weight)
Blue oyster mushrooms
(Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus) are a species of edible mushroom that have a distinct blue-gray color. They are a type of oyster mushroom, which are known for their delicate, velvety texture and mild, slightly nutty flavor.
- Appearance: Blue oyster mushrooms have a fan-shaped cap that is typically 5-15 cm in diameter. The cap has a smooth surface and is usually blue-gray in color, although it can also be gray-brown or even yellowish. The gills underneath the cap are white or cream-colored and are spaced widely apart.
- Culinary uses: Blue oyster mushrooms are prized by chefs for their delicate texture and mild, nutty flavor. They can be used in a variety of dishes, including stir-fries, soups, stews, risottos, and pasta dishes. They pair well with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and other Asian flavors.
- Nutritional value: Blue oyster mushrooms are low in calories and high in fiber, protein, and a range of vitamins and minerals. They are also a good source of antioxidants and have been shown to have immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Health benefits: Studies have found that compounds in blue oyster mushrooms, such as polysaccharides and beta-glucans, may have a range of health benefits, including boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and potentially even fighting cancer.
- 5 pound colonized spawn bag
- 8oz pump mister
- Simple Instructions
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