King oyster, (Pleurotus eryngii) is large, heavy, fleshy, and unlike any other cultivated oyster mushroom. Although quality varies, the dense bright-white stalks and creamy, concave tan caps are usually thick and solid. This mushroom grows in clusters which join at the base and not in overlapping caps like other oyster mushrooms. It is sweet and meaty and often grows on the decaying roots of plants in the carrot family. It can also be cultivated on chopped straw.
The Gourmet category features high quality, live, liquid culture suspensions (not spores), in 10 ml. luer-lok syringes. Syringes are shipped capped with a separate sterile 18g syringe needle, and can be stored for several months in a cool location.
Cultivation Level : - Easy
Substrates : - Straw/Wood
Temps : Colonizing/Fruiting - 70-75/60-70