Pleurotus Citrinopileatus (Golden Oyster Mushroom) – Live Culture


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The golden oyster mushroom is yet another one of our oyster mushroom culture selections.  Like the pink oyster, the golden oyster mushroom has the visual appeal of brightly colored caps, except that they are yellow, not pink.  Golden oyster mushrooms are not native to North America. They originate on the other side of the globe in eastern Russia, China and Japan.  Cultures of the golden oyster mushroom are somewhat rarer to find than that  of other oyster mushrooms, even though they have traits that should make them very desirable to grow. This edible shelf fungus is much like the common pearl oyster mushroom in terms of its medicinal and culinary benefits.

This species is an exceptional producer, with a cycle time that is just a bit shorter than the pearl oyster mushroom. The golden oyster mushroom contains an impressive 30% protein.  These mushrooms often form in dense clusters as you can see in our photos.  The golden oyster mushroom is a prime choice for high mushroom yield and general ease of cultivation.  Golden oyster mushrooms are known for their biological efficiency. Golden oysters are capable of converting approximately 50-70 percent of a substrate into mushroom mass.  When you consider factors like the golden oyster mushroom’s protein content, its efficiency in converting substrate to mass and its ease of cultivation, growing golden oysters is an exceptionally productive source of nutrition.   Golden oysters are a viable option for vegetarians to get protein into their diet, and it offers anyone on a budget a much less expensive, healthier alternative to meat.

Golden oyster mushrooms behave similar to blue oyster, pink oyster or pearl oyster mushrooms in terms of their spawning and substrate behavior. You can spawn golden oyster mushrooms using most grains as well as cardboard.  Pleurotus citrinopileatus performs well on straw and can be grown easily  in volume using the laundry basket Tek as featured in the Let’s Grow Mushrooms video.  But the golden oyster mushroom seems to perform even better on substrates supplemented with cottonseed.  Pleurotus citrinopileatus prefers hotter temperatures similar to pink oyster mushrooms, which also means it can be grown in the hotter months when many other mushrooms will be stunted.  You can grow golden oysters indoors year-round as long as proper fresh air exchange is maintained.

Each item contains one petri dish with a golden oyster mushroom culture culture colonized on MEA substrate. 

We ship live cultures form our grower, so please allow at least 1 week for shipping. SORRY, NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE CULTURES.

**Buyer is responsible for frozen plants. USPS is heated, so the plant will be fine unless you leave it at your door too long. But if you are in a cold area and cannot get the plant right away, signature confirmation can be added to the shipping cost. They will hold the plant until you pick it up.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
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