Florida Oyster Mushroom

Florida Oyster Mushroom

Florida Oyster Mushroom

Florida Oyster Mushroom

 

GRAY FLORIDA OYSTER MUSHROOM


Pleurotus ostreatus, the grey oyster mushroom, is a common edible mushroom. It was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. It is related to the similarly cultivated king oyster mushroom. The oyster mushroom is one of the more commonly sought wild mushrooms, though it can also be cultivated on straw and other media. It has the bittersweet aroma, which is also characteristic of bitter almonds. Both the Latin and common names refer to the shape of the fruiting body. The Latin pleurotus (sideways) refers to the sideways growth of the stem with respect to the cap, while the Latin ostreatus (and the English common name, oyster) refers to the shape of the cap which resembles the bivalve of the same name. Many also believe that the name is fitting due to a flavor resemblance to oysters.


ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION
Names: Gray Oyster, Gray Dove Oyster, Florida Oyster
Classification: Pleurotus ostreatus
Substrates: Rye Berries, Supplemented Sawdust, Straw, Logs
Incubation Temp: 68-71° F
Incubation Humidity: 80%-83%
Incubation Time: 12 Days
Fruiting Temp: 59-70° F
Fruiting Humidity: 90%-93%
Fruiting Time: 10 Days