Organic Snow Oyster Mushroom Grain Spawn
|Grow location||Indoors & outdoors|
|Spawn shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
|Flavor profile||Earthy, woody, sweet|
|Certifications||USDA certified organic|
|Bag weight||6 lbs|
Snow Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a popular, fleshy, firm oyster variety with a sweet flavor and aroma that holds its shape when cooked. The taste of snow oyster mushrooms is very mild, and some even describe it as slightly woody and earthy. Snows oysters are great for beginners and are reliable indoor year-round producers. If kept in the right conditions, they will yield substantial first, second, and even third harvests (making them an ideal commercial variety!) When cultivated outdoors, they are a cold weather-loving species that tends to fruit in the cooler months.
Snow oyster grain spawn can be used for indoor production using sawdust or straw or outdoor production using straw or wood chips.
Do not use grain spawn for log inoculation.
Oyster mushroom grain spawn can be mixed into sterilized or lime pasteurized substrates including but not limited to hardwood sawdust, straw, and coffee grounds.
Note: Grain spawn must be mixed with bulk substrate before you can fruit it. If you are new to growing mushrooms, we recommend purchasing a book on mushroom cultivation.
'Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms' by Paul Stamets
'Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation' by Tradd Cotter
Oyster spawn can be spread in chopped straw or wood chips as shown in the video below! Making outdoor beds is one of the easiest methods for growing any type of oyster mushroom.
For our complete mushroom beds pamphlet, click here.
Be sure to use clean, untreated products when making outdoor beds.
Colonization Temps 75 degrees F Fruiting Temps 45-65 degrees F CO2 Sensitivity <1000 ppm?
If you don't plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 6 months.
Snow Oysters can easily replace button mushrooms in most recipes and pair well with many cuisines and flavors. Like all oyster mushrooms, they retain water and may develop a viscous texture when undercooked. If you prefer a firm or dryer texture, continue to cook them until their liquid has reduced and cooked off and they begin to brown.
Our grain spawn is USDA certified organic and made using organic cultures from our own culture bank. It contains a blend of locally sourced, organic, and non-GMO grains and supplements from farms in New England and North America.
If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked.