White Oyster(Temperate) - Pleurotus ostreatus. A pure white “oysteresque” species, this strain is consistently our largest fruiter (8-12” caps!). White Oyster mushrooms have a distinct anise flavor that pairs well with seafood. Try cooking it with a little lemon and oil, or sauteing with caramelized onions as a main dish.
Fruits well outdoors on oak, sweetgum, poplar, and other hardwood species in the spring and fall, or during periods of cool weather. Indoors we recommend fruiting this strain on pasteurized wheat straw and cotton hulls for commercial production.
Edibility and taste: Sweet and Meaty
Grows on: Hardwood logs or stumps, straw and agricultural waste: box elder, aspen, cottonwood, beech, willow, maple, sweetgum, oak, birch, alder, elm, poplar, ash, hackberry, mulberry. Avoid: cedar, redwood, cypress, fruit trees, conifers
Fruiting Temps: 55-70F
Availability: Year Round