Pleurotus citrinopileatus, the Golden Oyster is a sublime culinary mushroom. Our friends at Fungaia say not only is it strikingly beautiful, it has a most delicate texture and mild but distinct savoriness. A charming addition to nearly any dish.
Fruiting abundantly from stumps, logs and outdoor mushroom beds, this is also a fantastic variety for commercial indoor cultivation. Requiring a more delicate touch than other oysters, it can tend to be a bit finicky with inadequately pasteurized substrates, and the mushrooms themselves are fragile, easily breaking during transport.