Pearl Oyster Agar Plate



Pearl Oyster Agar Plate

Pleurotus ostreatus

Pearl Oyster Information

Pearl Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a very common mushroom that grows throughout North America and Europe. In North America, you can find this mushroom fruiting wildly almost all year round. It’s a shelf-shaped mushroom that typically grows in clusters. You can find them colonizing hardwood trees, however they do also fruit off of conifers. Beech trees are one of their favorite food sources. 

Something interesting about Pearl Oysters is that they are one of the very few carnivorous mushrooms that we know about! They have been known to kill and digest nematodes. This is also one of the main species that are used for mycoremediation projects such as removing oil from soil. 

Pearl Oysters are very easy to cultivate at home making them great for beginners. They aren’t pick about substrate; they do well with all-in-one bags, on logs, with sawdust, and even with pasteurized straw! While Pearl Oysters have an ideal temperature and humidity range, they’re very adaptable and can still fruit in a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels. So if you’re just starting out in mushroom cultivation, this may be the species for you!

Why Grow Your Own Pearl Oyster Mushrooms?

Health Benefits

  • Rich in antioxidants, which help reduce and aid in repair of cell damage
  • Promotes heart health
  • Helps regulate blood pressure
  • Has anti-viral properties
  • Helps build a healthy and strong immune system

Flavor Profile

  • Has a very mild flavor
  • Has a slight odor that is described as similar to Anise
  • Has a bit of a nutty flavor
  • On the sweeter side when it comes to mushrooms

Popular Uses in Cooking

  • Common addition to soups, stews, and stir frys
  • Popular ingredient in Polish, Asian, Slovak, and Czech cuisines
  • Can be used as a meat substitute 
  • Pairs very well with steaks
  • Take your pasta dishes to the next level!

Growing Conditions

  • Colonization time: 1-3 weeks
  • Fruiting time: 1-2 weeks
  • Humidity: 80-90%
  • Temperature: 65-75°F

Why Buy Our Pearl Oyster Agar Plates?

We strive to provide you with the cleanest possible products. We inoculate all of the Pearl Oyster plates in front of Laminar Flow Hoods with HEPA filters. These HEPA filters have an efficiency rating of 99.97%. Meaning that the filter removes 99.97% of particles in the air.  

  • Colonized agar plates allow you to cultivate your own medicinal mushrooms at home!
  • Discreet packaging
  • Store at room temperature
  • Remains viable for ~6 months

Pearl Oyster Agar Plate Contents

Each plate will come with:

  • 1 plate of healthy, uncontaminated Pearl Oyster mycelium
  • 1 alcohol prep pad
  • 1 sticker (1 per order)


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