Black Pearl Oyster Grow Stick

R120.00

Black Pearl Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus)

The Black Pearl Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a hybrid between European and Asian Pleurotus ostreatus that comes from Japan. They are much easier to grow than their finicky cousins – the King Oyster – and although they tend to look quite similar when starting out, as they mature they look more like the Grey Oyster with darker caps.

Overview

The Black Pearl Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a hybrid between European and Asian Pleurotus ostreatus that comes from Japan. They are much easier to grow than their finicky cousins – the King Oyster – and although they tend to look quite similar when starting out, as they mature they look more like the Grey Oyster with darker caps.

Unlike other oyster mushrooms, black pearl oysters have a long shelf life and can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks after harvesting.

These mushrooms have a similar texture to the other oyster mushrooms, though their stems tend to be a bit tenderer than other varieties. They have a unique flavor with a lovely peppery aftertaste. Their strong taste means they can do well even when cooked with other strong ingredients.

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Fruiting months: Winter

Pinning Temp: 10°C – 16°C

Pinning Humidity: 95% – 100%

Fruiting Temp:  15°C – 21°C

Fruiting Humidity: 80% – 95%

Cultivation Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Fruiting Instructions: Please refer to our Knowledge Portal for detailed instructions on how best to fruit this species.

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