<em>Pleurotus pulmonarius</em> – variety PJ1


  • Fleshy from medium to large sized mushroom.
  • Dark brown coloured.
  • The lower the temperature is the darker the mushrooms colour will be.
  • Flat cap.

Growing Characteristics

  • Quick incubation and crop yielding.
  • It yields crops easily with high temperatures.
  • It grows in a wide temperature range, but it develops better over 20ºC.


  • Temperature should not be allowed to rise for long periods over 30ºC during the INCUBATION period.
  • Sudden temperature changes should be avoided during the incubation period to prevent condensation in the substrate.
  • Once the incubation period is ended, the temperature should be lowered slowly.
  • When PINHEADS start to be visible through the packs’ holes, ventilation intensity can be raised.
  • During the GROWING PERIOD, relative air humidity should be kept between 82 and 87%.
  • CO2 levels should be kept as low as possible, maintaining the rest of the parameters.
  • Fruiting bodies should be harvested once the mushroom’s edge is straight and before it starts to break.
  • The watering should be controlled, because it tends to get moisture saturated and that decreases its shelf life.
  • Between different crops, a drop of temperature might be needed to stimulate new pinheading.


For fresh market, and better sold in bulk.


From May to July.