Pink Oyster (Pleurotus djamor)
These colourful, tropical mushrooms are easy to fruit and a great choice if you don’t have any experience growing your own mushrooms.
They have a meaty, seafood flavour that can be enjoyed in a variety of different dishes.
Pink Oysters (Pleurotus djamor) are a tropical mushroom that prefer warmer temperatures combined with high humidity. When young they are a bright pink colour, getting paler with age. Growing conditions will determine whether the mushrooms produced are thin and delicate or more substantial and meaty.
This is a very versatile mushroom and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Try them in stir-fries, stews, pastas, soups and risottos or just enjoy them sauteed. They have a delicious meaty, umami flavour with a chewy texture. It is also important to remember that oyster mushrooms are delicate and have a short shelf life so they should be cooked soon after harvesting.
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Fruiting months: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Pinning Temp: 18°C – 25°C
Pinning Humidity: 95% – 100%
Fruiting Temp: 20°C – 30°C
Fruiting Humidity: 85% – 95%
Cultivation Difficulty: Easy
Fruiting Instructions: Please refer to our Knowledge Portal for detailed instructions on how best to fruit this species.