GOLDEN OYSTER MUSHROOM GROWING KIT
Golden Oyster mushrooms are a versatile and nutrient-rich variety known for their dramatic flavor. These mushrooms are smaller than King Oyster mushrooms and are typically yellow or golden in color. With their delicate texture and nutty flavor, they can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes, from stir-fries to soups. Our mushroom growing kit is designed to make it easy for you to grow Golden Oyster mushrooms at home, using either a bag of precooked rice or a bucket of straw. No specialized equipment needed!
This is a pretty flexible project age-wise, and it can be an indoor project or outdoor project. You’ll need a bag of brown rice, rubbing alcohol, and some paper bandage tape. To grow larger buckets of mushrooms instead of small bags, we recommend using straw or aspen chips. There is enough culture in each kit to start 5 bags or 5 buckets of golden oyster mushrooms.
- Class: Agaricomycetes: Parasitic, pathogenic, symbiotic, or saprotrophic; most are terrestrial, with few aquatic members; all are mushroom-forming; spore cap has openings; contains 17 orders.
- Order: Agaricales: Most are saprotrophic, some are parasitic on plants (causing root rot), others are mycorrhizal; basidia produced in layers (hymenia) on the underside of fleshy fruiting bodies (basidiocarps), in tubes (boletes), or on gills (mushrooms).
- Family: Pleurotus small to medium-sized mushrooms which have white spores; gilled mushrooms
- Species: Pleurotus citrinopileatus
Each set includes detailed instructions, your mushroom culture, and a fungi word search. It’s a great project for anyone with a love of plants, to do as part of a nature study, or simply because they are beautiful and fascinating. And they're great for cooking with/eating or just looking at if you're the non-mushroom-eating type.