- Pleurotus columbinus -
Pleurotus columbinus grain spawn is supplied on Red Sorghum in a 2kg Polypropylene autoclave patch bag. Spawn orders are all started FRESH and will take approximately 2-4 weeks to produce, depending on the volume of orders currently in processing.
Pleurotus is a genus of gilled mushrooms, which includes one of the most widely eaten mushrooms being Pleurotus ostreatus. Species of Pleurotus may be called Oyster Mushroom, Oyster Shelf, Tree Oyster and Straw Mushroom, and are some of the most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world. In Japan, they are called Hiratake or Tamogitake. Blue Oyster is an astoundingly beautiful mushroom. It does prefer colder weather, so be sure to give this species a try in winter.
Fruiting Temperature: 8-12°C
Relative Humidity: 85-90%
Recommended substrate: barely or wheat straw
If you are interested in growing Oyster mushrooms from grain spawn, we offer step-by-step guidance. All you need to do is add Oyster mushroom grain (excludes King Oyster) spawn to your shopping cart, and once an order status is marked as paid in the SHOP, you will receive a download link to a FREE copy of the Fungiculture eBOOK on "How to grow Oyster mushrooms using the Cold Lime Soak" method. Your spawn order will also be started on receipt of payment.
The essential items that you will need to order with the Oyster spawn, for the Cold Lime Soak method, are:
2kg's of spawn
1.5kg hydrated lime
10 meters of 335mm Polyethylene tubing
Be sure to check out our other spawn, dowels, cultures and related supplies.
Please note: Our facility is a working factory and not a retail outlet. Orders are ideally first placed in the shop and if you opt to collect, we will notify you that your order is ready.