Classification: Edible, Medicinal
Cultivation Difficulty: Easy
Substrates: Spawn bags; Straw; Wood chips, sawdust; Newspaper, cardboard
Temperature: Colonizing / Fruiting – 70-75 / 60-70
Strain Origin: Western Europe
Description: Blue Oysters fruit easily on a wide range of substrates and are good candidates for recycling wood and paper waste into edible mushrooms. As with all Oyster mushrooms, Blue Oysters need plenty of fresh air to develop normally. High carbon dioxide levels from mushroom metabolism will accumulate in sealed growing environments and can reduce cap size and elongate stems severely. Fruiting in open humidity chambers with frequent fresh air exchange will produce best possible yields.