Pleurotus ostreatus – Grey oyster Mushroom
Pleurotus ostreatus, the Oyster Mushroom
There are many types (or strains) of Oyster Mushroom, cold and warm weather varieties. During the colder months of 0ctober to March, we tend to grow the cold weather strains as they suit our UK climate better. The grey oyster mushroom we grow year round as they are delicious easy to please mushroom to grow!
Their fragrance is sweet, rich, pleasant and almost almond like.
They are great stir-fried in oil at a high heat until golden brown. Check out our recipe pages for inspiration.
Pleurotus salmoneo-stramineus – Pink oyster mushroom
This oyster mushroom thrives in heat. The pink Oyster mushroom is the most common occurring mushroom in pan-tropical climates around the world. Known for its speed to colonise substrate and quick fruiting nature. We grow these in the warmer months and they are always a hit due to their beautiful colour.
Pink Oysters are delicious and look incredible, but they lose most of their colour upon cooking. They can be cooked to take on the flavour of bacon, and serve as a good substitute for bacon bits. Can be bitter unless cooked thoroughly.