We grew a pink mushroom!

Pleurotus salmoneostramineus. It’s a tropical species of oyster mushroom that fruits pink. It’s beautiful and the caps even look like flower petals. When I cooked it up it lost some of its color- turning a pale pinkish orange. It reminded me of the first time I saw purple green beans at the farmers’ market. I was so excited to serve them to my friends! But alas, as they cooked the purple disappeared into regular green. I will say that the pink oyster is not as flavorful as the grey oysters we have been growing, but the novelty of the color is exciting.

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