Golden Oyster Mushroom Sawdust Spawn
|Spawn shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
|Flavor profile||Sweet, mild, nutty|
|Bag weight||5.5 lbs|
Golden Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus) is a tropical strain that thrives in warmer temperatures and tends to fruit in summer months. It produces beautiful clusters of bright yellow caps that are a favorite at farmers' markets. When cooked, they have a mild nutty flavor and aroma that pairs well with most dishes. Oyster mushrooms are great for beginners because they colonize quickly and are reliable producers. They are also ideal for commercial cultivation, especially when grown on straw.
Golden oyster sawdust spawn can be used for log projects and/or outdoor beds and containers.
Sawdust spawn is ideal for larger log projects of 10 or more logs.
Golden oysters prefer log, stump, and totem methods. Colonization is fast and should start producing in 4-12 months. Golden oysters are a tropical species and prefer to fruit in the summer months. They also prefer softer hardwoods such as poplar and aspen.
Click here to download our pamphlet on outdoor bed cultivation using sawdust spawn.
Click here to learn how to grow in buckets and containers.
- 2-4 months (outdoor beds and containers)
- 4-12 months (logs, stumps, and totems)
If you don’t plan to use your golden oyster sawdust spawn right away, store in the refrigerator. Use within 6 months of receipt.
Golden oyster mushrooms develop a cashew-like flavor when cooked to a slightly crispy texture. They 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.
All our spawn is made using organic cultures from our own culture bank. Our sawdust spawn is handmade from a blend of locally sourced, all-natural, organic, and non-GMO woods and supplements from farms and forests 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.