Strain: Pleurotus djamor AM-G237-P
=Lentinus djamor (Rumph. ex Fr.) Fr.
Common Names: Pink Oyster Mushroom, Flamingo, Takiiro Hiratake, Red Ear (红侧耳), Rosen-Seitling
Description: Unlike Pleurotus citrinopileatus, this mushroom is one of the most demanded by growers worldwide especially due to its impressive pink color. Commonly called the salmon or strawberry oyster, this tropical species is will distinguish you as a unique grower! A quick strain to fruit, forming mature mushrooms before full colonization, in as little as 21 days from inoculation with grain spawn on lime pasteurized wheat straw. Dense clusters approximately 5-6 inches in diameter are formed of bright pink mushrooms, with decurrent pink gills and centrally attached stems. Biological efficiencies of over 100% are easily attainable with this cultivation method. This strain thrives in warmer temperatures, fruiting between the broad range of 70°-98°F, also requiring a relative humidity (rH) of 92-98%. The flavor is slightly smokier than the P. ostreatus, but has a similar shellfish essence. The small firm clusters make harvesting quick and easy. Expect longer than average shelf-life of approximately 5-8 days, due to the density of clusters. Overall this is an excellent strain for farmer’s markets and for the hobby grower, due to its extended shelf-life, bright coloration, exquisite flavor, and ease of harvest. However higher biological efficiencies can be attained from other pink strains, such as P. salmoneostramineus VDE1.
Application: choice edible, research.
Characteristics: Unlike Pleurotus citrinopileatus, this mushroom is one of the most demanded by growers worldwide especially due to it's impressive pink color.
Temperature Range: High: 65-85 °F (18-30 °C) fruiting temperature [warm strain].
Recommended Substrate: straw (wheat, barley, oats, rye, rice, etc), hardwood sawdust, corn cobs, paper, leaves or agricultural wastes (cotton wastes, husks and stalks of sunflower, coffee wastes, etc).
Cellulose Decomposers: Straw & other agricultural waste products.
Agricultural waste products such as sugar cane bagasse, seed hulls, soybean roughage, banana plants, corncobs, peanut shells, grass, tea leaves, grape pumice, coffee husks, saguaro cactus, cotton waste, bamboo shoots, or cellulosic waste stream products such as paper, cardboard, textile waste, etc.
Ideally this species is grown on straw and some agricultural wastes, which are low in lignin content. Pasteurize this substrate with ashes, hydrated lime, hot water, or any other method, after it has been chopped into 1-4 inch pieces. Soak the substrate for 2-12 hours depending on the pasteurization method used. Remove from water and cool and drain the substrate to no more than 80°F and whatever the saturation moisture content is for that material. Substrate is now ready for inoculation via grain spawn at a rate of 2%-10%, depending on the availability of spawn and the grower’s experience.
* It’s recommended to use a mesh basket or laundry bag to place the substrate in for easy removal after soaking or use a shower type single stage hydration/pasteurizing setup as show here: http://www.alohaculturebank.com/straw-lime-pasturization.pdf
History: Isolated By Aloha Medicinals field team.
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