Scientific Name: Pleurotus ostreatus PL
Difficulty: Beginners – Fast Grower and easy to fruit
Application: Edible, Common commercial strains widely grown.
Characteristics: Medium to large-cap oyster mushroom, with a dark basalt top colour.
Temperature Range: Cool strain, will fruit on 10-21°c temperature range (Best 14-16°c )
Cooking: Suitable for any dish you would consider using mushrooms in including stir fries, pastas, curries, pies and pizzas. A characteristic of this mushroom is while cooking it doesn’t release much liquid like Bottom mushrooms, becoming a meaty, quite filling final ingredient. Ideal for pizzas, one will not need to stir fry this mushroom before topping a pizza as it doesn’t release much liquid.
Cautions and considerations while growing mushrooms.