Blue Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus)
I have been growing this true “blue” oyster strain for 10 years now. This strain a gift to me upon completing my first mushroom cultivation seminar, as it originally was to Paul Stamets who gave it to me.
Not to be confused with more common “grey” varieties found in the grocery stores. All of my blue oyster mushrooms sold fresh at markets originate from “spawn” that I make in my lab, as seen in some of my previous posts.
Found this beauty not far from home.
Grifola frondosa, commonly known here in the North East as “Hen of the Woods”, not to be confused with “Chicken of the Woods” (Laetiporus sulphureus) found in my previous post.
This beauty is off to my lab this evening to be cloned and cataloged in my culture library, then to the frying pan and my dinner plate.
Its that time of the year and after all the recent rains “Chicken of the Woods” (laetiporus sulphureus) are popping up everywhere.
This photo was taken at the first Sag Harbor Farmer’s Market, a continuation of “Harbor Fest”. The Sag Harbor Farmer’s Market was the first ever on Eastern Long Island. My how things have changed and grown thru the years.
I had to wake up at 4am to fire this rig up. I don’t miss waking up that early, but I sure do miss growing in my back yard.