Sometimes called Golden Oysters, they resemble a bouquet of beautiful yellow flowers, and smell like freshy sliced watermelon. When sauteed in oil they have a taste similar to roasted cashew nuts. The yellow colour is lost on cooking turning into a golden brown, but beacause the mushrooms are delicate and thin-fleshed, they can be eaten raw and make a truly stunning edible garnish.
Yellow Oyster Mushroom Sawdust Spawn can be used to inoculate a wide variety of materials:
- Cereal Straw, chopped and pasteurised or whole bails of straw
- Hardwood logs, trunk sections, and stumps
- Hardwood wood-chip and sawdust
- Spent Coffee Grounds
- Compost heaps
Our Yellow Oyster strain has a much wider fruiting temperature (18 deg.C. and above) than most other available strains which only grow well above 24 deg.C.. This makes our strain much more suited to a temperate climate and consequently Yellow Oyster can be grown indoors throughout most of the year and will fruit outdoors in Summer to early Autumn.
Yellow Oyster has a lower yield than most other oyster mushrooms due to its thinner less substantial flesh. However, because of it’s rareity it commands a premium market price making it especially attractive to small-scale growers.
- Yield: 150-200g per kg over 3 flushes
- Fruting Temperature: 18-30 deg.C.
- Availability: all year
- Documentation: growth parameters for logs and stumps