$40.00 inc GST
Prices are per block.
Difficulty rating 1/5 (easy)
Download Grow Block Instructions
Pink Oysters are one of the easiest to grow, they require little care and only misting the blocks a couple of times per day to see great results. Pink oysters do prefer the warmer weather but still grow well in colder condition (winter), they just take considerably longer. Instructions can be downloaded using the link above.
Mushroom grow blocks are directly pulled from our crop lines, these are the same blocks we use to produce the mushrooms and results in our pictures. Our farm blocks are much larger than typical grow at home kits, averaging 4.6-5kg per block resulting in much larger flushes and the potential for huge harvests.
Mushroom grow blocks will have 1-4 flushes (harvests) depending on outside factors such as grow conditions etc
Pink oyster mushrooms are small to medium in size with caps averaging 2-15 centimeters in diameter and are attached to short or non-existent stems, growing in layered clusters. The thin caps are smooth, finely lined, and are intensely pink when raw, changing to an orange-brown when cooked. Underneath the cap, there are many soft, short, deep pink gills that connect down into a very short stem.
Pink oyster mushrooms are meaty and chewy in texture, despite their thin flesh, and have a pungent, seafood-like aroma. When raw, these mushrooms have a sour taste, but when cooked, they develop a mild, woody flavor that readily takes on the flavors of accompanying ingredients.
Pink oyster mushrooms are best suited for cooked applications such as sautéing, boiling, roasting, or frying. They can be sautéed or stir-fried with other vegetables, added to pasta dishes, sprinkled on top of pizza, added to grain bowls, sautéed with eggs, boiled in soups, chowders, or stews, or cooked into risotto. They can also be sautéed and mixed with cream-based white sauces for added flavor. Due to their meaty texture, these mushrooms require thorough cooking, around twenty minutes, to develop their flavor and an edible consistency. It is also important to remember that the pink color will fade when cooked. Pink oyster mushrooms pair well with coriander, parsley, mint, basil, garlic, ginger, onion, sesame oil, soy sauce, bell pepper, red cabbage, broccolini, baby corn, leeks, quinoa, noodles, rice, and potatoes.