Not your typical oyster mushroom, White Elm belong to the genus Hypsizygus. White elm have are firm and have a nutty flavor that can hold up well in any recipe including soups and stews. Almost as easy to grow as Pleurotis oysters white elm a well are worth trying. Once fruiting flush begins the mushrooms can double in size overnight!
Each Ready-to-Grow mushroom block has been infused with white elm oyster mushroom culture, which produce tastey and healthy oyster mushrooms right on the kitchen counter! Kit includes basic humidity tent and oyster mushroom grow block instructions.
The oyster mushroom block will benefit from the "open" air environment of the supplied humidity tent. Growing this mushroom in an enclosed environment with infrequent or restricted fresh air exchange may result in abnormal mushroom growth.
Mushroom fruiting will begin within 2-3 weeks of initiating the kit per supplied instructions. Blocks will produce mushrooms over the course of 1-2 flushes for 1-2 months, depending on care.
Once your oyster mushrooms are finished producing, the spent oyster mushroom blocks may be used to spawn other grow mediums with some success, including straw bales, wood chip piles, even cardboard and paper. Elm oyster mushroom patches have been found to aid propagation of vegetable crops. For more information on growing edible mushrooms in conjunction with garden plants please check out "Mycelium Running : How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets.
White Elm mushroom spawn is also available in six pound blocks of colonized sawdust, which is best suited for inoculating pasteurized straw or other bulk fruiting substrates. You can also use the larger six pound sawdust blocks as an "upsized" ready to grow mushroom block, as they are essentially the same thing as this Ready to Grow Kit, only larger.