Growing Native Mushrooms

Identifying and cultivating Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus

  Posted on 05 April 2020  |    Hyphae  |    0 Comments

1. Identifying Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus

Pleurotus purpureo-olivaceus is endemic to New Zealand and is one of our more flavourful mushrooms. It is closely related to the native mushroom Pleurotus australis, its hyphae also grow very slowly.

I found a suitable culture for growing while looking for oyster mushrooms on private property in the Wairarapa. It was raining we got soaked, we searched for hours, we found absolutely nothing and then, well I will let the video tell you because I filmed that exact moment.