Quick-Harvest Gourmet Organic Oyster Mushroom Fruiting Block Kit (8lb for at least 3.5lb harvest)

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Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are known for their delicate flavor, unique texture, and versatile culinary applications. Named for their oyster-shaped caps and range of colors, these mushrooms are beloved by chefs and home cooks alike. With a mild, anise-like taste and a tender yet firm texture, oyster mushrooms are perfect in everything from stir-fries to soups, making them a gourmet favorite. Additionally, they are a good source of protein, fiber, and various essential vitamins and minerals.

Why You'll Love It:

Rapid Growth and Lasting Harvests
New to mushroom growing? No worries! Everything you need is included. No green thumb required – simply cut into the kit, mist daily, and marvel as the mushroom caps double in size overnight. Experience the joy of homegrown mushrooms in a matter of days. Designed for simplicity and success, this kit will allow you to witness the magic of fresh oyster mushrooms in no time. With proper and continued care, the fruiting block can provide a fresh supply for up to 2-3 months. Several fresh meals await you!

Organic and Non-GMO
This mushroom grow kit is made from 100% organic and non-GMO materials, ensuring that the mushrooms you grow are not only delicious, but free of synthetic additives. Don't be alarmed by the soft, white, mold-like substance on the amended sawdust block – that's the mycelium, the living network of mushroom roots. This is a sign of a healthy and fully colonized block, completely normal and essential for mushroom growth. Experience part of the magical growth process of mushrooms.

What's Included:

  •  1 8lb Mushroom Fruiting Block Kit (Organic mixed soil infused with mushroom strains) - Optional

What You Need To Know:

Pearly White Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus var. florida)

  • Appearance: As the name suggests, Pearly White Oysters have a creamy white to pale yellowish coloration. Their caps are typically broad and fan-shaped, with a velvety texture.
  • Flavor Profile: Mild and delicate with a slightly sweet, nutty taste.
  • Nutritional Benefits: Pearly White Oysters are low in calories and fat but rich in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins (especially B vitamins), and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, and selenium. They also contain bioactive compounds with potential health benefits, including antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.
  • Culinary Uses: Pearly White Oysters are versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes including stir-fries, soups, salads, and pasta dishes. They pair well with garlic, herbs, and creamy sauces.
  • Growing Conditions: Pearly White Oysters thrive in moderate temperatures, typically between 55°F to 75°F (13°C to 24°C). They prefer high humidity levels (around 90%) and require good air circulation for optimal growth.

Blue Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus)

  • Appearance: Blue Oysters are characterized by their striking blue to gray-blue caps, especially prominent on the cap's surface, which darken with age. Their caps are broad and fan-shaped, with gills running down the stem.
  • Flavor Profile: Compared to pearly white oysters, blue oysters have a slightly richer flavor, with earthy and peppery notes.
  • Nutritional Benefits: Blue Oyster Mushrooms share similar nutritional profiles with other oyster mushroom varieties, offering a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly rich in antioxidants, including ergothioneine and selenium, which may have various health benefits, including immune support and reducing inflammation.
  • Culinary Uses: Blue Oysters are often used in Asian cuisine, particularly in stir-fries and noodle dishes. They can also be grilled, sautéed, or added to soups and risottos.
  • Growing Conditions: Blue Oyster mushrooms prefer cooler temperatures ranging from 45°F to 65°F (7°C to 18°C). They also require high humidity levels (around 85-90%) and indirect light for fruiting.

Pink Oyster (Pleurotus djamor)

  • Appearance: Pink Oysters are known for their vibrant pink to salmon-colored caps, which can range from pale to deep hues. Their caps are frilly and irregularly shaped, resembling flower petals.
  • Flavor Profile: Sweet and slightly fruity, with a hint of spiciness.
  • Nutritional Benefits: Like other oyster mushrooms, Pink Oyster Mushrooms are low in calories and fat but provide a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They contain various bioactive compounds, including polysaccharides, which are believed to have immune-modulating and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Culinary Uses: Pink Oysters add a pop of color and flavor to dishes like stir-fries, risottos, and salads. They are also popular for garnishing and can be pickled or used as appetizers.
  • Growing Conditions: Pink Oyster mushrooms thrive in warmer temperatures ranging from 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). They require high humidity levels (around 85-95%) and indirect light for successful fruiting.

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