Pink Oyster Mushroom Sawdust Spawn
|Spawn shelf life||1 month (do not refrigerate)|
|Flavor profile||Savory, meaty, umami|
|Bag weight||5.5 lbs|
Pink Oyster (Pleurotus djamor) is a tropical strain that produces beautiful clusters of light pink to deep pinkish-red caps that are a favorite at farmers' markets. They are succulent and savory, and have a denser texture than other oyster varieties. They are great for beginners because they colonize quickly and are reliable producers in warmer temperatures. When cultivated outdoors, they are not cold tolerant and fruit prolifically throughout summer. Note that the shelf life of pink oysters is shorter than other oyster varieties. As a tropical strain, they also thrive with higher humidity.
- Pink oyster sawdust spawn is only recommended for use in outdoor beds and containers.
- This is not a mushroom grow kit. Pink oyster sawdust spawn must combined with a substrate (like straw) in order to fruit.
Upon receiving your spawn:
Remove it from the shipping box as soon as possible. Then, unfold the top of the bag, making room for air space. It's also important to check and confirm that the filter patch is not obstructed. This will help the organism breathe and continue to thrive!
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Take note that pink oysters will die under 35 degrees F and therefore may not overwinter depending on your grow zone. Pink oyster mushrooms are a heat-loving species and should only be planted when average temperatures reach 50 degrees F.
Pink oysters prefer straw to denser woody substrates such as wood chips. You can soak your straw beforehand if you want, spray between the layers, or water it all in one go at the end. Feel free to use other agricultural byproducts here in place of straw, including bean hulls and corn stalks. Avoid anything that has potentially been sprayed by chemicals.
- 2-4 months (outdoor beds and containers)
Do not refrigerate pink oyster spawn. If you don't plan to use immediately, you can store your spawn in a cool, dry area out of direct sunlight for up to a month.
Pink oysters mushrooms 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.
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