The Black Pearl Oyster or Black Pearl King Oyster is a oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) hybrid from Japan. It is the result of a cross between a European and an Asian Pleurotus ostreatus. It grows and looks much like Pleurotus eryngii (King Oyster) in the beginning as it matures it will look more like a Pleurotus ostreatus (Pearl Oyster). Black Pearl Kings are less finicky than Pleurotus eryngii, and are able to grow very well indoors. It is a fast substrate colonizer that fruits dense, meaty mushrooms. The mushrooms have large edible stems similar to an oyster mushroom yet slightly softer. The unique flavor and peppery aftertaste of Black Pearl mushrooms means they can hold their own when cooked in soups and chili. They are a wonderful addition to pasta as well. The creative culinary possibilities with this mushroom are endless!
Temperature: 15 – 20’C
Air exchanges: 4-8 per hour
There is a wide array of Oyster mushroom types cultivated for their high efficiency and good reliability and these are like coded by colour from pearls, pinks and yellow oysters of warmer climate to more darker colours of blues, browns and greys as more cooler template lovers.
Growing mushrooms for the first time could be a little challenge, but choosing Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) for your first cultivation is the best first step you can take towards the mushroom cultivation because it only needs little attention once initiated fruiting and will grow in many harsh conditions, being a very easy to grow species would withstand missing a watering or two and a wider temperature range.
We prepare our fruiting bags with sterilised Master Mix substrate of 50/50% Oak pellets and Soy Hulls pellets, inoculate and incubate them to the colonised/fruiting stage, when we send them to you together with our special design of the MycoGrowBox, which eliminate the need of a plastic tent and will rise the success rate of cultivation. ..by design can be adapted for many other mushroom fruitings, recycled and reused.
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