Chocolate Oyster Mushrooms, otherwise known as Italian Oyster mushrooms, are not only a delicious gourmet edible. they are extremely medicinal as well. They can reduce cholesterol, promote cardiovascular, boost the immune system, and are also prevent to be anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibiotic. In a recent study, Oyster mushrooms have shown high concentrations of vitamin D when dried upside down in the sun. They are a superfood indeed!
Cultivation of this mushroom is among the most user friendly of all the mushrooms. It fruits aggressively on grain, straw, wood, coffee, and almost any substrate you might spawn to. Very much affected by light, the chocolate oyster will start to fruit with even the slights exposure. When fruiting from bags it will produce up to 3 flushes and over 2 lbs of fresh mushrooms in total. A first flush can usually be harvested within 1 month of inoculation of grain spawn (using liquid culture). Mycelium should be seen only 3 days after inoculating. It is a very fast colonizer that has shown a high resistance to contaminants.