Our yellow-gold oyster mushrooms are popular in high end oriental cooking. They’re also a tasty addition to a steak dinner and fantastic as a dish on their own!
They are a sub-tropical Asian variety that carry not only a light and fresh scent, but they also have a similar flavour to cashew nuts and very delicate texture when thrown into a pan with oil.
Our spawn is stored in optimum conditions using specialist breathable bags. This means that the organism is always at its healthiest and ready for inoculation.
For larger quantities check out out wholesale collection.
- The ideal growing conditions for yellow-gold oyster mushrooms are: 15-22 C
- We recommend a storage temperature of no higher than 5 C
- First harvest: 3-5 weeks
- Typically harvest <1.5kg over 3-5 flushes
- Strain: Pleurotus citrinopileatus
Commonly used substrates:
- Straw from cereal crops such as wheat
- Coffee grounds
- Hardwood logs and chips
- Cardboard and paper
- Fresh compost heaps containing an abundance of un-broken down organic material
|Binomial nomenclature||Pleurotus citrinopileatus|
|Inoculation rate||mix with ± 2% spawn|
|Natural substrate||hardwood / (wheat) straw|
|Incubation||room temperature:||22-24 °C|
|substrate temperature:||27-32 °C|
|duration:||12- 13 days|
|Primordia induction||(night time)* temperature:||15-20 °C|
|relative humidity:||90- 95 %|
|Fruiting conditions||room temperature:||(13) 17-22 (28)°C|
|CO2-concentration:||less than 1000 ppm|
|light:||800- 1500 lux|
|interval:||ca. 8 days|
|between flushes:||relative humidity increase up to 90-95 %|
|Total production cycle||ca. 2 months|
|Average yield||150 to 200 g saleable mushrooms per kg fresh substrate†|
*Primordia are induced by a shock. For most mushroom species, this is done with a thermal shock, which is defined by the minimum temperature during the day-night cycle.
†Mushroom weight immediately after harvesting, and wetted substrate weight prior to inoculation.
Important remark: these cultivation guidelines in our technical data sheets are a compilation of the data given to us by experienced cultivators. Individual differences in the cultivation conditions can seriously affect the results.