Growing Pearl White Oyster Mushrooms
is a simple process that yields medium-sized, versatile mushrooms. These mushrooms grow quickly and mature to a bright white or light gray color. They are ideal for use in various recipes because of their size and flavor. Pearl Oysters
thrive in temperatures between 64-77 degrees, but cooler temperatures are optimal. Belonging to the Pleurotus genus, Pearl Oyster Mushrooms
(Pleurotus ostreatus var. pearl) are a common edible mushroom variety cultivated for their culinary uses. Their fan-shaped caps are typically gray to light brown and can grow up to 8 inches in diameter, often featuring wavy or ruffled edges. The stems of Pearl Oyster Mushrooms
are typically short and thick, attached to the center or side of the cap. When cooked, these mushrooms have a mild, nutty flavor and a slightly chewy texture, making them perfect for stir-fries, soups, stews, and pasta dishes. They are also an excellent source of protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, making them a nutritious addition to any diet.
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- Fruiting Temperature: 64-77 Degrees
- Light Cycle: 4-6 hours of light per day (to achieve white color)
- Water Cycle: Mist 1-2 times per day using included ultra-fine pump mister
- Average Yield: 2.5-3 pounds of mushrooms (wet weight)
Pearl oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus var. pearl) are a type of edible mushroom that belongs to the Pleurotus genus. They are one of the most common types of oyster mushrooms and are widely cultivated for their culinary uses.
Habitat: Pearl oyster mushrooms are saprotrophic, meaning they grow on dead or decaying organic matter such as wood, sawdust, and straw. They can be found growing on fallen logs or on hardwood trees, particularly beech, oak, and maple.
Nutritional profile: Pearl oyster mushrooms are low in calories and fat but high in protein, fiber, and several vitamins and minerals. They are particularly rich in potassium, phosphorus, and B vitamins.
Medicinal properties: Like many other edible mushrooms, pearl oyster mushrooms are believed to have several medicinal properties. They are thought to have immune-boosting properties, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Culinary uses: Pearl oyster mushrooms are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen and can be used in a variety of dishes. They can be sautéed, stir-fried, roasted, grilled, or used in soups and stews. They pair well with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and other Asian flavors
Taste: Pearl oyster mushrooms have a mild, nutty flavor with a slightly chewy texture when cooked. The flavor is delicate and not overpowering, which makes them a great addition to a wide variety of dishes.
Appearance: Pearl oyster mushrooms have a distinctive fan-shaped cap that ranges in color from gray to light brown, sometimes with a slightly blueish hue. The caps can grow up to 8 inches in diameter and are often wavy or ruffled around the edges, resembling the shape of an oyster shell. The stem of the pearl oyster mushroom is typically short and thick and is attached to the center or side of the cap. The flesh of the mushroom is white and has a firm, meaty texture.
- 5 pound colonized spawn bag
- Ultra-fine pump mister
- Simple Instructions
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