Ready-To-Fruit Pink Oyster Grow Kit

Ready-To-Fruit Pink Oyster Grow Kit

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Pre-order now. Ready within 3-4 weeks.

Our mushroom fruiting blocks are fully colonized and ready to grow. Each block weighs  ~5lbs.

Difficulty: Beginner

The Pink Oyster varieties are very reliable producers and our blocks are excellent for beginners and even experts looking to get into farmers markets and or  fresh mushrooms for a restaurant or home and need bulk grow blocks that will produce pounds of mushrooms with multiple flushes. 

Directions:

Your fruiting block is a perfect blend of hardwood and soy hulls that has been colonized by mushroom mycelium. Mushrooms need high humidity and ventilation to survive and thrive, so proper care is important. 

1. Leave the block in the bag. To activate your block take a sharp knife or blade and make a 4-5 inch cut along the front and center part of the block on the side where the filter patch is, then gently squeeze out any remaining air and fold the filter flap to the back side of the block tucking it under the bottom of the bag.

2. Place your sliced bag in the most humid part of your home, usually near a sink or washroom or in a humidity-controlled grow chamber. Make sure it is kept away from direct sunlight, and keep it well hydrated. Do this by spraying the outside of your block, over the sliced area, with water at least 2-3 times per day. 

3. If your home is very dry, and you do not have a humidity-controlled grow chamber, you will need to make a humidity tent to place over the over fruiting block to be successful . To do this, find a loose-fitting plastic bag and make 10-15 butter knife size holes {½’’)  Then place it over the fruiting block keeping it in the original bag. Once you’ve made the humidity tent, be sure to spray the inside of the bag once per day.

4. Within 1-2 weeks of first slicing open your fruiting block bag, the mushrooms will sense the oxygen in the air and begin to produce mushroom “pins,” or little baby mushrooms. When you spot your first mushroom pins, keep a close eye on them. After 5 to 10 days of pin formation, your mushrooms should be ready to harvest. 

5. Harvest your mushrooms when they resemble the mushrooms in the photographs, before the caps flatten out and become concave. 

You can get a second flush but it will be smaller than the first harvest. Before trying for another flush,  let it rest for 4-5 days then soak it in cold water for 30 minutes, and re-start the process.

Properties

The Pink Oyster mushroom has a high protein content, several B vitamins, and all the essential amino acids (Marley, 2009). Its medicinal benefits include promoting anti-tumor activity and lowering high cholesterol. Oyster mushroom fruiting bodies and distillations have been shown to reduce tumor size in several studies on mice, rats, and hamsters (Hobbs, 1995). Additionally, Oyster mushrooms have been used in the Czech Republic as the main ingredient in a dietary supplement used to treat high cholesterol (Hobbs, 1995). Studies in animals have shown that a diet of Oyster mushrooms reduced the development of plaque in major arteries (Bobek et al., 1995). 

Oyster mushrooms have been found to contain anti-tumor properties in research published in BioChemical Journal, these studies found that it inhibited the growth of diseased cells by 26% for stomach diseases and 23% for breast diseases (Zhao, et al. 2003)

Another benefit is it’s anti inflammatory properties, the ability to help regulate ones homeostatic function, and handles the formation of prostaglandins that mediate pain and inflammation. (Zhang, Y., et al, 2003)

IMPORTANT: Cautions & Considerations 

If you’re going to consume home-grown mushrooms, make sure to cook your fresh mushrooms thoroughly with heat. If it is your first time eating this species, it is best to start with a small amount to check for allergies, even if cooked. 

Mushrooms grow spores as they develop. This is a natural means of reproduction. This is when people with allergies or compromised immune systems may want to consider putting fruiting mushroom kits outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Spores in mushrooms sometimes cause respiratory irritation. In rare cases, spores may also cause irritation for some non-allergic or non-immunocompromised mushroom growers. If you are one of them, it is recommended to reduce the overall spore load by harvesting mushrooms while they are still in their younger growth stages.

 

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.