Grey Oyster Culture
|Substrate:||PF Tek Kit / Straw / Hardwood|
|Temperature:||18 – 22 C|
|Duration:||12 – 21 days|
|Temperature:||16 – 24 C|
|Humidity:||85 – 90%|
|Duration:||8 – 15 days|
|Air Exchange:||4 – p/h|
Oyster mushrooms are plentiful in the wild, growing on dead standing trees or fallen logs and were first cultivated by the Germans in World War 2.
In more recent years commercial production has skyrocketed.
Total commercial oyster mushroom cultivation worldwide increased over 18-fold between 1965 – 1997 (from 350,000 metric tons in 1965 to 6,160,800 metric tons in 1997; )
So why the huge jump in popularity?
The answer: fast production methods + an increased interest in the health and culinary benefits of Oyster mushrooms.
Oyster mushrooms are possibly the easiest variety of mushroom to grow.
They are super quick, relatively resistant to competitor organisms and they can grow on a wide range of substrate materials.
The ease of growing Oyster Mushrooms isn’t the only perk. Here are just some of the medicinal and nutritional benefits of Oyster mushrooms well:
- Boosts immune system
- Improves strength and regulation
- Antimicrobial (Helps fight off E. coli, Staph, Candida overgrown, Streptococcus, and Enterococcus infection)
- Anticancer (polysaccharide in Oyster mushrooms is anti-tumor in animal studies and in-vitro)
- Antiviral (protects against direct and indirect viral activity)
- Protein rich
- Cholesterol Free
- Contains high levels of Vitamins D, D3, D5 and A