Oyster mushroom
Pleurotus Ostreatus

Versatile mushroom with soft, meaty structure, a favourite in modern dishes such as pulled mushroom.


This mushroom is named after its shape and colouring which resembles an oyster. The meat of the oyster mushroom is soft and fleshly and may remind some of the taste of veal. The oyster mushroom is grown on parcels of hay. The mushroom trusses are plucked by hand and then manually cut away as individual mushrooms. The oyster mushroom is an attractive mushroom often used in mixes and a variety of dishes. There are three kinds of oyster mushrooms: the grey oyster, pink oyster and the yellow oyster. The grey oyster mushroom has the longest shelf-life.