The king trumpet mushroom grows naturally in cooler climates in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. Plants with herbaceous stems are the primary food sources for the fungi. The spawn can be mixed with a substrate, such as straw or sawdust, to grow trumpet mushrooms at home with proper humidity and ventilation.
To find king trumpet mushrooms in Texas, all you need to do is go to a gourmet specialty store or to your local farmers market and you should find freshly harvested king trumpet mushrooms ready for cooking.
King trumpet mushrooms are extremely popular in many Asian countries due to its abalone-like flavor and affordability. King trumpet mushrooms are a popular vegan “scallop” with its texture and taste being near that to abalone or scallop.
Do king trumpet mushrooms need to be refrigerated?
They can also be chopped up and used as a meat substitute. In their original packaging, king trumpet mushrooms can last for up to ten days in the refrigerator. Once taken out from their packaging, the next best way to store them would be in paper bags, of course, still in the fridge. All fresh mushrooms have to be stored in the fridge.
What is a king oyster or trumpet mushroom?
The king oyster or trumpet mushroom belongs to the oyster mushroom genus, pleurotus. It’s the largest oyster mushroom featuring a thick and meaty stem (stipe) which has resulted in it being valued for culinary purposes around the world.
Where do oyster mushrooms grow?
King Oyster Mushrooms are found growing in the wild on dead and decaying hardwood, as well as living herbaceous plants.
This of course begs the inquiry “How to grow king oyster mushrooms?”
I learned in terms of mushroom cultivation the king oyster mushroom can be cultivated on cellulose rich substrates like sugar cane mulch, straw and corn cob however it will perform better yielding more and higher quality fruits when grown on hardwood or a supplemented hardwood mix like masters’ mix.
Fresh King Oyster Mushrooms $ 44.00 – $ 78.00 Fresh king oyster mushrooms have a mild almond-like flavor and chewy texture when raw and a savory flavor and creamier texture when cooked. Great in salads, fettuccine and stir fries, used in place of scallops, or even turned into a vegan “bacon”.