A picture of a Pink Oyster Mushroom

Pink Oyster Mushroom

Pleurotus djamor

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Pink Oyster Mushroom Overview

Pleurotus djamor is a good choice for the novice mushroom cultivator, it is commonly known by the name Pink Oyster Mushroom. It is termed saprotrophic, meaning it feeds on dead and decaying materials, creating fresh nutrient-rich soil for new growth from the tissue of fallen trees.

Common problems with Pink Oyster Mushroom

Spiders can eat the mycelium and fruiting bodies. Cobwebs found near the mushrooms should be immediately destroyed. Sensitive to fly infestation, but can be controlled with good hygiene. Green coloured mould- kept at bay with good hygiene and proper sterilisation.

    How to harvest Pink Oyster Mushroom

    Produce fruits in three or four weeks. Harvest while the edges of the caps are still curled down. Or if they are dropping spores (white dust), harvest the spores.

    How to propagate Pink Oyster Mushroom

    Seed

    Distinct pink to salmon color, darker pink color from a darker growing environment. A warm loving mushroom, also an aggressive colonizer. Naturally grows on hardwoods, palms, rubber trees or bamboo. Cultivation in the unpasteurized bed or box method.

    Special features of Pink Oyster Mushroom

    Attractive fruits

    Beautiful edible pink fruiting body.

    Indoor plant

    Grow above 26 degrees Celsius and with high humidity.

    Other uses of Pink Oyster Mushroom

    Medicinal

    Lower cholesterol and a good source of glucosamine (joint problems). Higher levels of copper and zinc than other cultivated mushrooms.

    Edible

    Compliment white sauces and risotto dishes (stronger with a tougher texture). High in Vitamin B complex and protein, pink colour fades with cooking.