- Organic Pink Oyster ‘Spray & Grow’ Mushroom Growing Kit
Organic Pink Oyster ‘Spray & Grow’ Mushroom Growing Kit
|Grow speed||2 weeks|
|Certifications||USDA certified organic|
|Kit shelf life||3 months (do not refrigerate)|
|Kit weight||4 lbs|
|Kit dimensions||10in H x 5in W x 5in D|
Why we love them:
Pink oyster mushrooms aren’t just strikingly beautiful. They are also succulent and savory, and are perfect sautéed or added to pastas, pizzas, and more. Given their denser texture, pink oysters make a wonderful meat substitute. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can find recipes that use them in everything from burritos to bbq sandwiches. They even make amazing vegan bacon, too!
About the kit:
Our USDA-certified organic pink oyster mushroom kits are reliable producers and tend to yield large flushes of beautiful light pink to deep pinkish-red mushrooms when given adequate humidity. With continued proper care, you may be able to get multiple flushes. (We 100% guarantee your first flush of mushrooms, but hope you'll try for 2 or 3!) Note: As a tropical oyster mushroom strain, they thrive with higher humidity and their color intensifies if given adequate indirect sunlight.
That's not mold, it's mycelium!
Your kit includes an amended sawdust block fully 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.
1) Inside this box is an amended sawdust block that has been completely colonized by mushroom mycelium. Open the front of your kit along the perforated line and dispose of the remaining cardboard.
2) Slice an 'X' into the plastic underneath with a sharp knife or scissors.
3) Lift open the top of your box to find the sprayer and instruction booklet. Fill the sprayer with tap water and generously spritz the plastic where you sliced your 'X' shape. Spritz your kit at least twice daily - more if you're in a particularly dry climate. (If your mushrooms start to grow but dry up and die, your growing conditions may be too dry and you should make a humidity tent!)
4) Place your kit in the most humid part of your home and outside of direct sunlight. We suggest putting it on a kitchen counter close to a sink. The mushroom mycelium will sense the oxygen in the air and produce mushroom 'pins,' another term for 'baby mushrooms.'
5) It usually takes 5-14 days for pins to form. Once pins begin to form, mushrooms will grow quickly. So when you spot your first pins keep an eye on them. The warmer the environment the faster they will grow. Mushrooms should be ready to harvest 2-5 days after pin formation.
Do not refrigerate pink oyster kits. If you're not ready to use immediately, your Pink Oyster Spray & Grow Kit stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, for up to 3 months.
The classic North Spore recipe is to chop the pink oyster mushrooms and sauté them in a heavy pan on medium heat with butter, garlic, and loads of fresh thyme and rosemary (or whatever other herbs you happen to have on hand!). Cook until the mushrooms have released their liquid, then continue cooking until that liquid has cooked off and the mushrooms begin to brown. This can take from 20-30 minutes. Deglaze your pan with a splash of white wine, reduce once more, and finish with a touch of heavy cream. Season generously with salt.
USDA Certified Organic
The spawn used in our mushroom kits is grown on organic grain and made with organic cultures from our own culture bank. Our kits are handmade from a blend of non-GMO woods and supplements from farms and forests in New England and North America.
Simply take a trash bag or other loosely fitting plastic bag and put PLENTY of 1/2 inch holes in it (THIS IS IMPORTANT: Mushrooms exhale CO2 and inhale oxygen. They will suffocate themselves if there isn’t adequate airflow! Pink oysters that look stringy or strange are usually growing that way because they need more air!). Spray the slice at least once per day with the included spray bottle. If you choose to use a humidity tent make sure to spray the inside of the tent once per day to maintain humidity.
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.
Mushrooms grow spores as they develop. This is a natural means of reproduction. This is when people with allergies or compromised immune systems may want to consider putting fruiting mushroom kits outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Spores in mushrooms sometimes cause respiratory irritation. In rare cases, spores may also cause irritation for some non-allergic or non-immunocompromised mushroom growers. If you are one of them, it is recommended to reduce the overall spore load by harvesting mushrooms while they are still in their younger growth stages.
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This product and company is awesome thank u north spore!!
Great pics, Dylin! We're so glad you're enjoying the experience!
Fun, beautiful and delicious!!!
These were so fun to grow! They started coming in just under 2 weeks and watching them change/grow daily was a real treat! Highly recommend! We are just starting to get a second flush now (about 2 weeks after we cut off the first flush)
Your mushrooms look amazing, Matt! We really appreciate the kind review.
Addicted me to growing mushrooms
The Pink Oyster Mushroom "Spray & Grow" kit is one of the easiest things I ever done. We've achieved 2 flushes so far and are waiting to see if we can get a 3rd. We used both flushes, plus a smaller "after flush", to sample 3 of the recipes on North Spore's website. We have since purchased and set up our North Spore "Boom Room" martha tent and are awaiting 2 of North Spores Lion's Mane mushroom fruiting blocks which are on their way and scheduled to arrive soon. If you're interested in trying to grow your own mushrooms, you can't do better than North Spore's Organic Pick Oyster "Spray & Grow" Mushroom Growing Kit. Guaranteed you'll get mushrooms and some of the most interesting and unusual mushrooms you've ever seen. This kit has gotten me addicted to growing mushrooms and now it's full steam ahead.
Thanks for the great review, William! We're so glad you're excited about growing mushrooms! Our team is here to help if you ever need anything.
Great source of mushrooms
I highly recommend trying this product. You'll get at least two to three full fruiting of the oyster mushroom which are extremely delicious.
Thanks for the great review, Bob! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
Super easy to get good results
Super easy and fun to see the growth, especially when they really take off and you can see them get bigger throughout the day.
Thanks for the support and for sharing the pics Austin! We're so happy that you are enjoying the experience.
A very tasty mushroom
The first flush was great. Excellent flavor when cooked. The second flush is underway.
Pink Oysters are one of our favorite species, too! Glad you’re enjoying them.
Best mushrooms ever!
I purchased my spray and grow kit from a local grocery store. As a chef, I’m always looking for sustainable products to cook for my family. The kit was super easy to use and it produced about a 1/2 pound of beautiful mushrooms on the first growth period! I love how easy it is to grow them, as long as you follow the directions. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. I will definitely be interested in purchasing again! Here are some of the photos of my mushrooms and the dish that I created using my Northspore mushroom kit.
Great, beautiful color and grow rate is fast.Can't wait to taste these 'rooms.
We really appreciate your support, John! Thanks for the great review.
Wow! Super fast growth and huge yield!
I received this kit as a birthday present. I've purchased other brand grow kits in the past with limited success. Within days of starting this kit there was aggressive growth. Now it's only been a week and I'm ready to harvest my first crop!
Thanks so much, Jonathan! We really appreciate the kind review.
Wow! Super fast and huge growth!
I received this kit as a birthday present. Within days of starting the kit it had growth. Now, in about a week time it's ready for its first harvest and there are a ton of mushrooms!
Thanks for sharing, Jonathan! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.