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Golden Oyster Mushrooms

Strain Profile

The Golden Oyster mushroom is a stunning species of Oyster mushroom believed to originate from the forested subtropics of southeast Asia.

A striking golden colour, it fruits on a wide range of substrates including: hardwood logs, sawdust, and straw.  As an Oyster mushroom, it is relatively forgiving, making it an ideal species for beginners.

Yields are not as high as other Oyster species such as Blue Oyster. Grown indoors on wheat straw, you can expect a Biological Efficiency of 25-75%.  The mushrooms are fragile post-harvest, and are highly-prized for their complex, nutty flavour.

Collected from a wild specimen in Europe, this strain fruits from 22-30˚c.  

Preferred agar culture media:  MYA/PDYA

Preferred substrate:  Hardwood, Sawdust, Pasteurised Straw

Also Known As: 

  • Yellow Oysters
  • Tamogitake (Japan)
  • II’mak (Eastern Russia)
  • Pleurotus cornucopiae subsp. citrinopileatus

Growing Parameters

Spawn Run

Temperature: 24-29°c
Relative Humidity: 95-100%
Duration: 10-14 days
CO2: >5000pm
Fresh Air Exchanges: 1-2 per hour
Light Requirements: n/a

Primordia Formation

Temperature: 21-27°c
Relative Humidity: 95-100%
Duration: 3-7 days
CO2: 500-1000 ppm
Fresh Air Exchanges: 4-8 per hour
Light Requirements: 500-1000 lux


Temperature: 22-30°c
Relative Humidity: 90-95%
Duration: 3-5 days
C02: <1000 ppm
Fresh Air Exchanges: 4-8 per hour
Light Requirements: 1000-2000 lux 

Pre-Poured Agar Plates

MEA, MYA, PDA, PDYA, Activated Carbon
In a range of colours!
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