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Mushroom Experts Ready to Grow Mushroom Kit - Tan Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Eryngii)

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PLEASE NOTE: If you are NOT using your Mushroom Kit straight away, store it in the fridge. If you are gifting the kit - Take the bag out of the box and keep it in the fridge (re-box when ready to gift).

Tan Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Eryngii)

Pleurotus eryngii, commonly known as Tan Oyster mushroom, is the largest species of oyster mushroom. It has a tan-coloured cap and meaty white stem. Native to Central Europe and Western Asia, Pleurotus eryngii is relatively easy to cultivate. It grows well in all seasons across many regions. Crops can be harvested from spring through autumn in moist environments. 

Studies have shown Pleurotus eryngii to have anti-cancer properties and antiviral and antimicrobial effects. It also contains significant levels of vitamin B12 and demonstrates anti-inflammatory characteristics. Pleurotus eryngii and the related Pleurotus ostreatus species are edible mushrooms originally domesticated in Germany during World War I. Consumption offers medicinal benefits and can aid weight loss.

Research indicates Pleurotus eryngii has therapeutic potential against several cancers including renal and hepatic cancers. Additionally, both Pleurotus eryngii and P. ostreatus exhibit anti-inflammatory properties in hyperlipidemic Syrian hamsters. 

Pleurotus eryngii is one of the most widely cultivated oyster mushroom varieties. Several Pleurotus species are edible, with most production centred in Asia but crops are also found worldwide. Its high productivity and nutritional value have contributed to its global popularity. Genetic improvement of Pleurotus initially utilized simple selection before advancing to hybridization and mutation breeding. Current work further enhances productivity, yield, and quality.

The Pleurotus eryngii group demonstrates shared taxonomic and morphological characteristics. Intra- and interspecific hybridization results in genetic polymorphisms, while inbreeding capacity is approximately 25%. 

In nature, P. eryngii grows where oxygen levels are higher, resulting in variations of stem and cap sizes suited to different conditions. Thicker stems are preferred for cooking. Refrigerated storage maintains quality for one to two weeks. Its mild flavour makes Pleurotus eryngii a suitable seafood substitute.

  • Temperature Range: Mild warm temperature strain, will fruit on 10-26°c temperature range (Best 15-24°c )

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  • [1] x Mushroom Experts Ready to Grow Mushroom Kit - Tan Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Eryngii)

What's Included in Your Mushroom Kit

Please take a moment to review the included items in your mushroom kit. If you have any other questions, our team is happy to assist further. 

The kit contains:

  • Mushroom Substrate Bag: This bag is pre-filled with the grain substrate on the bottom portion.
  • Mushroom Spore Syringe: A sterile syringe containing the mushroom spore liquid culture solution and needle for inoculation.  

Inoculation and Incubation Process

  1. First, use the provided sterile wipe to sanitize the area of the substrate bag where you will inject the liquid culture solution. This injection point should be located at the bottom grain portion. 
  2. Next, insert the syringe needle. Use a lighter or gas stove flame to sterilize the needle until it turns red hot, then allow it to fully cool. 
  3. Once cooled, use the syringe to inject the liquid culture directly into the grains through the substrate bag wall at the sterilized injection point. You only need the very tip of the needle inserted. 
  4. After inoculating, apply sterile tape over the needle hole for containment. Your substrate bag has now been successfully inoculated with the mushroom liquid culture.
  5. Store the inoculated bag in a dry, dark location with an average temperature of 24°C, such as a cabinet or drawer. Check back within 1-2 weeks to ensure full colonization of the grains, which will appear white. 
  6. Once fully colonized, gently mix the substrate and grains by hand-shaking the bag, being careful not to damage the sealed top. Return it to the storage conditions for an additional 2 weeks. 

Tip: Most Mushroom Substrate bags should be white. some mushroom strains (like Lion's mane) sometimes do not look like they are fully colonised, but as long as the bag feels firm your Mushroom Substrate bag is ok.

Please let us know if you require any other guidance during the cultivation process. We're here to support your successful mushroom growing.