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Mushroom Experts Ready to Grow Mushroom Kit - White Oyster (Pleurotus Citrinopileatus)

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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).

White Oyster (Pleurotus Citrinopileatus)

White oyster mushrooms have a broad, fan or oyster-shaped cap spanning 5–15 cm; natural specimens range from white to grey or tan to dark brown. Its margin is in-rolled when young, and is smooth and often somewhat lobed or wavy. Its flesh is white, and firm, and varies in thickness due to stipe arrangement. The gills of the mushroom are white to cream and descend on the stalk if present. If so, the stipe is off-centre with a lateral attachment to wood.

White Oyster mushrooms provide notable nutritional value due to their variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Additionally, they may promote heart and immune system health by encouraging healthy blood sugar control and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. 

The oyster mushroom is a popular ingredient in many Asian cuisines and is often used as a delicacy. It is frequently served on its own, in soups, stuffed, or in stir-fry recipes with soy sauce. White oyster mushrooms are sometimes made into a sauce used in Asian cooking, similar to oyster sauce. The mushroom’s taste has been described as mild with a very slight odor reminiscent of anise. White oyster mushrooms are best when picked young, as the flesh becomes tougher as the mushroom ages.

  • Incubation period: 10 - 21 days (depends on substrate). Average incubation period is 14 days.
  • Incubation temperature: Room temperature between 21 - 24°C. Do not let the substrate temperature exceed 30°C.
  • Pinning temperature: 10 - 24°C 
  • Pinning humidity: 90 - 95% relative humidity
  • Fruiting temperature:
    • Range: 10 - 30°C
    • Ideal: 18 - 24°C
  • Fruiting humidity: 85 - 90% relative humidity
  • CO2 concentration: 500 - 800 ppm

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

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.