The Phoenix oyster mushroom, scientifically known as Pleurotus pulmonarius, is a highly sought-after edible mushroom that is beloved by both home growers and commercial cultivators. With its delicate and mild flavor, this mushroom boasts a texture that is both tender and velvety. The Phoenix oyster mushroom is easily recognizable due to its fan-shaped caps, which range from 5 to 25 cm wide and have a slightly wrinkled or wavy appearance. Found growing on dead or dying hardwood trees, as well as on logs, stumps, and other woody substrates, this mushroom is not only delicious but also a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals while being low in calories and fat. From stir-fries to soups, stews, and risottos, Phoenix oyster mushrooms can be cooked in many different ways and paired with a variety of herbs, spices, and other ingredients, making it a versatile and essential ingredient in any kitchen.
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- Fruiting Temperatures: 73-78 degrees
- Light Cycle: 12 hours of light per day
- Water Cycle: Mist 1-2 times per day using included ultra-fine pump mister
- Average Yield: 2.5-3 pounds of mushrooms (wet weight)
The Phoenix Oyster mushroom is like the Pearl White Oyster but with shorter, wider clusters. It loves warm temperatures and is perfect for growing alongside medicinal mushrooms that need 64-75 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a soft, velvety, sweet flavor like anise and is easy to grow.
- Growing conditions: Phoenix oyster mushrooms can be cultivated in a variety of growing substrates, including straw, sawdust, and agricultural waste. They grow best at temperatures between 18-24°C (64-75°F) and require high humidity (around 85-95%) to fruit properly.
- Yield: Under optimal growing conditions, Phoenix oyster mushrooms can yield up to 500 grams per kilogram of substrate.
- Medicinal properties: Like many other edible mushrooms, Phoenix oyster mushrooms are believed to have several potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory properties. They are also rich in beta-glucans, which are complex sugars that may help support immune function.
- Storage: Fresh Phoenix oyster mushrooms can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be dried or frozen for longer-term storage.
- 5 pound colonized spawn bag
- Ultra-fine pump mister
- Simple Instructions
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