Golden Oyster Mushroom Cultivation
Pleurotus citrinopileatus: This tropical oyster strain thrives in warm weather. It produces beautiful clusters with yellow caps that are a favorite at farmer's markets.
Plug Spawn- great for first time mushroom log growers. Used for small projects. 1-10 logs
On logs - Prefers Log, Stump, and Totem methods. Colonization is fast and should start producing in 4-12 months. Golden Oyster is a tropical species and prefers to fruit in the summer months. They also prefer softer hardwoods such as Poplar and Birch.
Golden Oysters are a great mushroom for beginners. They are reliable producers during the warmer months. Can be produced commercially.
Cooking: Golden 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 develop a slimy texture when under-cooked. If you prefer a firm texture, continue to cook oysters until crisp. Golden Oyster Mushrooms develop a cashew-like flavor when cooked to a slightly crispy texture.
Properties: The Golden 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).