Blue Oyster Outdoor Mushroom Log KitNorth Spore
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Very popular, fleshy, firm, edible grey-white oyster-shaped caps often found growing on old or dying maple trees. They can easily replace button mushrooms in most recipes and pair well with many cuisines and flavors. As our most productive Oyster strain, they are reliable, cold-tolerant, and fruit prolifically in early spring or late fall. Their delicate structure makes them an ideal mushroom to grow in your own yard to get the best quality possible.
The Blue Oyster mushroom has a high protein content, several B vitamins, and all the essential amino acids (Marley, 2009). Its medicinal benefits include promoting anti-tumor activity and lowering high cholesterol. Oyster mushroom fruiting bodies and distillations have been shown to reduce tumor size in several studies on mice, rats, and hamsters (Hobbs, 1995). Additionally, Oyster mushrooms have been used in the Czech Republic as the main ingredient in a dietary supplement used to treat high cholesterol (Hobbs, 1995). Studies in animals have shown that a diet of Oyster mushrooms reduced the development of plaque in major arteries (Bobek et al., 1995).
Oyster mushrooms are a great mushroom for beginners. They colonize quickly and are reliable producers.
Spawn is living and perishable.
It can live unrefrigerated for up to three months, though it is best to keep it refrigerated for long-term storage. Because of its perishability we offer our Outdoor Mushroom Log Kits with two options:
Outdoor Mushroom Log Kits can be shipped either with mushroom spawn included (for projects that will begin within 3 months of the order date) or shipped with a voucher for receiving spawn at a later date (best for holiday gifts or projects beyond a 3 month start date).