Phoenix Oyster mushrooms are the true summer oyster, that prefer warmer temperatures and can be distinguished from white-spored P.ostreatus with their beautiful lilac colored spore-prints. The most versatile of all oyster mushrooms, the Phoenix (Pleurotus pulmonarius) will fruit on coffee grounds, cereal straws, hardwood sawdust and logs, hemp waste, water hyacinth, kudzu, and more! A tropical strain, this mushroom needs to maintain a temperature above 60 and prefers to fruit in the 75-95 F range, so it is perfect for growing rooms wanting to dial down the A/C during the summer to save on energy costs and demand. This strain differs from the wild pine ecotype in that it has been bred for indoor fruiting and rapid flush succession. The phoenix oysters have a wonderful, sweet flavor profile and are silky and meaty when sautéed or grilled.
Edibility and taste: Sweet and Meaty
Grows on: Hardwood sawdust, logs, or agricultural by-products: alder, ash, aspen, beech, birch, elm, maple, oak, sweetgum, box elder, cottonwood, willow, ailanthus, tulip poplar, cereal straws, cotton, paper waste, fresh spent coffee grounds
Fruiting Temps: 75-95F