Choosing the right spawn for you and your climate is key!
Your perfect match could be:
Snow White Oyster: Grows in 10°C to 24°C
The Snow White Oyster mushroom has an amazingly bright white appearance. Forming large white caps, this savoury oyster mushroom is a fantastic protein swap in meaty dishes.
Warm White Oyster: Grows in 10°C to 30°C
The Warm White Oyster mushroom will be lighter in colour when grown at a warm temperature and a darker colour when grown at a cooler temperature. Forming dense bunches, this mushroom is a robust all-rounder.
Gold Oyster: Grows in 18°C to 30°C
Gold Oysters are beautiful and nutty. This tropical mushroom species is great tossed through a pasta or crisped up in a frying pan. Forming tight clusters of golden mushrooms, this variety will add some colour to your kitchen.
Pink Oyster: Grows in 18°C to 30°C
The Pink Oyster Mushrooms love the warm weather - they really cannot stand the cold one little bit!
Blue Oyster: Grows in 10°C to 24°C
Blue Oyster Mushrooms like to chill! They enjoy a cool climate and the cooler the temperature, the darker and richer their blue colour will be. Once they have matured, they turn a stunning pearlescent steel-grey colour.
We recommend you stick to Oyster Mushrooms while using the Mushroom Mini Farm as they are best suited to this method and container. Check out our online mushroom growing workshop for how to grow other species of mushrooms.
Expect to grow: 2 harvests of mushrooms (100-200g)
Mushrooms are a living organism and it is very hard to predict exactly what you'll harvest! You’ll usually get two harvests, and the first crop will always be the biggest. Once the mushrooms have consumed the nutrients and water available in the substrate, it will stop producing mushrooms. It's time then to start the process again using your newly acquired knowledge and your reusable mushroom bucket!
Storage: If you're not going to start your Mini Farm straight away, store your mushroom spawn packet in the fridge for up to two months. Except for the Pink Oyster, which will die if refrigerated!