Pink Oyster Mushroom Growing Guide

Pink Oyster Mushroom Growing Guide

Our Pink Oyster Mushroom Kits are here! Grow your own PINK oyster mushrooms right at home. Fall in love with this delicious, savory, meaty variety of oyster mushrooms. Oven roast, pan fry, or air fry - there are so many ways to enjoy this fast-growing, beautiful mushroom!

Food grown with love produces healthy food. Only organic methods are used in the mushroom kits and no chemicals are used in growing these gourmet mushrooms.

Health Benefits

  • Very low in calories, fats & cholesterol
  • Good source of protein, fiber and carbohydrates
  • Rich in Vitamin A & B (B2, B3, B5) and iron
  • Good source of antioxidants [higher than other types of cultivated mushrooms], for protecting cells against free radical damage.

Some clinical evidence from a small study recorded that consumption of oyster mushrooms is linked to lower triglycerides, lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lower total cholesterol – Meaning they may have benefits for heart health.

Other clinical studies indicate that the consumption of oyster mushrooms is linked to lower fasting blood sugar levels-so may benefit diabetics and possibly help to prevent metabolic disease and diabetes.

Taste & Appearance

  • Pink Oyster mushrooms have a beautiful bright coral / pink color and caps that look like flower petals or coral reef. When cooked, they turn into a rich golden brown color.
  • The flavor of Pink Oyster mushrooms is meaty, somewhat nutty and full of umami.
  • When cooked, the flavor intensifies. If fried until crispy, the flavor may even resemble bacon or ham.
  • Their meat-like flavor and succulent / slightly chewy texture makes them a wonderful meat substitute for many dishes.

As with many mushroom varieties, Pink Oysters can really take on the flavors that they’re cooked with. With that being said, they’re delicious when prepared simply with butter/oil, salt and pepper to highlight the flavor of the mushrooms themselves or with the addition of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar or fresh herbs (thyme, parsley), etc. We love Pink Oyster mushrooms in stir frys, ramen, pasta, on pizza, in an egg scramble or just straight up as an accompaniment to any savory meal. They also make a great meat substitute in many dishes.

Find our favorite ways to prepare and use these delicious pink oyster mushrooms in our FREE Recipe eBook!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why isn't my mushroom kit growing?

This could be due to the room temperature; The colder the temperature, the slower they’ll grow. The ideal room temperature is 70-72 degrees.

  1. Why do my mushrooms look skinny with long stems?

Make sure the mushrooms are getting sufficient airflow [you can pull the plastic from the ‘X’ cut away a bit as the mushrooms start growing to provide them with more air]. They should always be placed in an open room away from direct sunlight.

  1. When should I harvest the mushrooms?

A good indicator that it’s time to harvest is when you see the edges of the mushrooms start to crack and split. We recommend harvesting sooner than later as the mushrooms will stay fresh in the fridge after harvesting for 4-5 days.

  1. How many times will my mushroom kit produce mushrooms?

Mushrooms will grow twice, though the second harvest is never as big as the first.

Follow our Pink Oyster Mushroom Growing Experience

  • You will see small pinning fruit in 5-7 days
  • Mist the area [avoid spraying mushrooms directly] with filtered or tap water.
  • Harvest when the edges of the mushrooms start to crack and split, about 8-10 days


1. Cut an “X” on the side of the kit/block that’s about 3” wide by 3” tall and about 1” deep.

2. Spray cut area with filtered water times each day or every couple of days [you don’t need to fully saturate, just a light misting or spritz is sufficient to keep moist]. Once mushrooms start forming, try not to spray water directly on them.

3. In about 5-7 days, you will see small “pinning fruit” coming from the cut area.

4. You should harvest the mushrooms when the edges start splitting or cracking. We recommend harvesting the entire adult mushrooms all at once and cooking them right away or storing them in the fridge in a baggy or tupperware. Add a slightly damp paper towel to the container. They will last 3-5 days in the fridge this way.

5. Cut another ‘X’ on an unused side of the block. Water the opened area on block and wait another 7-10 days for another harvest of mushrooms [will be smaller than the first]. Basically, just follow the instructions again on a fresh side of the block!


Harvesting & Storing your Oyster Mushrooms

Remove mushrooms from the growing medium at the base with your hands, scissors or knife. Store in a Stasher Bag or tupperware container with a piece of damp paper towel in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also dry them if you aren’t going to eat them fresh.

Do you need to clean the mushrooms before use?

Separate each mushroom into individual pieces to clean and prepare for cooking. Wipe with a paper towel to remove any dirt, but don’t rinse them; You want them to be dry before cooking to preserve their texture. Cut away any rough areas at the base of the mushroom pieces.


What's next?

Try growing another round by repeating the steps on a new side. The second harvest will be smaller than the first. After the second harvest, you may discard the mushroom block and start a new kit!

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, please reach our team of Grow Coaches at We hope you enjoy your fresh, homegrown mushrooms! 🍄

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