Scientific Name: Pleurotus pulmonarius
Difficulty: Beginners – They colonize quickly and are reliable producers.
Application: Edible, Common commercial strains widely grown.
Characteristics: Medium to large-cap oyster mushroom, with a light brown and beautiful curly cap edges.
Temperature Range: Median, will fruit on 14-24°c temperature range
Cooking: Phoenix Oysters (Also know as Italian Oysters) can easily replace button mushrooms in most recipes and pair well with many cuisines and flavours. Like all Oyster mushrooms, they retain water and may develop a viscous texture when undercooked. If you prefer a firm or dryer texture, continue to cook Italian Oysters until their liquid has reduced and cooked off and they begin to brown.
Cautions and considerations while growing mushrooms.