- Organic Golden Oyster Mushroom Plug Spawn
Organic Golden Oyster Mushroom Plug Spawn
|Spawn shelf life||6 months (refrigerated)|
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.
Aside from being kiln dried, our wooden dowels are not treated in any other way.
Ideal project size:
Plug spawn is ideal for smaller projects of 1-10 logs, though some log cultivators will use them for larger projects.
That's not mold, it's mycelium!
Your kit includes plug spawn colonized with mushroom mycelium. It may appear covered with a soft, white, mold-like substance - that's the mushroom mycelium! It is completely normal. The mycelium of some species is more prominent than others.
Click here to download our pamphlet on growing mushrooms on logs, stumps, and totems.
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.
For our complete plug spawn pamphlet, click here.
If you don't plan to use immediately, you can refrigerate your spawn for up to 6 months.
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.
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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I bought both the shiitake and golden oyster mushroom plugs. I stored them in the fridge in their original packaging for 2 weeks while I got all my logs together. When I opened them there was tons of mycelium on the plugs, I have very high hopes. A very high quality product in my opinion.
Fast and timely shipping, product held up great In The refrigerator while I waited to inoculate my logs in March. As a first timer it was awesome that the different plugs I bought came with recommendations on different trees to use for better success. We will definitely continue using this company!!!
Great all around
I thought a delay may happen because of cross border shipping and at opposite ends of the continent but the came in a reasonable time. Communication with North Spore is excellent. Innoculated aspen logs with golden oysters this month and can send another review when results occur.
Easy to use
The bag already had plenty of mycelia in it. Enough to inoculate two freshly cut 6-8 inch sugar maple logs. The biggest challenge was melting the paraffin: I didn't want to use the crock pot directly for the wax, so I tried it with a mason jar in water, but the water wasn't hot enough, so I ended up sacrificing a small cookpot. But in the end the logs were plugged and sealed and are currently stacked, awaiting what I hope is a moist summer. Exciting! Looking forward to more.