The Black Pearl Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) is a hybrid between European and Asian Pleurotus ostreatus from Japan. They have large tender stems, and are much easier to grow than their cousins, the King Oyster. Although they tend to look quite similar when starting out, their caps look more like dark Grey Oyster as they mature.
The Black Pearl Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus), also sometimes known as the Black Pearl King Oyster, is a hybrid between the European and Asian Pleurotus ostreatus. They are easier to grow than their cousins, the King Oyster. Black Pearls tend to look quite similar to King Oysters when starting out, but as they mature the caps look more like dark Grey Oysters.
Black Pearl Oyster mushrooms have large tender stems and a unique flavour with a slight peppery aftertaste. Their robust taste means they do well even when cooked with other strong ingredients.
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Fruiting months: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Pinning Temp: 10°C – 16°C
Pinning Humidity: 95% – 100%
Fruiting Temp: 15°C – 25°C
Fruiting Humidity: 80% – 95%
Cultivation Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Fruiting Instructions: Please refer to our Knowledge Portal for detailed instructions on how best to fruit this species.