Yorkshire Mushroom Emporium - Grey Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit (2024)

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How does the kit work?

Growing mushrooms at home has never been simpiler:

  • Place the kit in a room with natural light

  • Cut a hole in the side
  • Spray with water
  • Sit back and watch the mushrooms grow

Our role:

  • We pasturise waste coffee, straw, and woodchip to remove any other fungi living on the growth medium
  • We then inncoluate the mixture with grey oyster mushroom spawn
  • The mixture is then incubated in our farm for two weeks until the mushroom spawn has colonised the mixture

Detailed instructions

  • Cut a hole in the box around the dotted line and then cut a ‘X’ in the plastic bag underneath.
  • Place the kit in a room with natural light
  • Using a spray bottle, water the kit once per day and wait 7-10 days for the mushrooms to grow
  • When the mushroom caps start to flatten, they are ready to pick - visit our Instagram and Facebook pages to see examples
  • Pick the mushrooms by twisting or cutting them where the stem meets the block
  • To maximise the growth of successive crops, remove the block from the cardboard box, soak in a bucket of water overnight, drain and return to the box.
  • Each kit produces approximately 500 – 600g of mushrooms over several crops

Why choose a Grey Oyster Mushroom Kit?

Why Choose Grey Oyster Mushrooms?

    1. Unique Flavor Profile: Grey oyster mushrooms boast a distinctive taste that combines earthiness with a hint of sweetness. Their velvety texture and delicate aroma make them a perfect addition to a wide range of culinary creations and make from a meat substitutue

    2. Abundant Nutritional Benefits: Not only do grey oyster mushrooms tantalize your taste buds, but they also offer an array of health benefits. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, these mushrooms provide a nourishing boost to your diet. Incorporate them into your meals for a healthy and flavorful twist

    3. Versatility in Cooking: Grey oyster mushrooms are incredibly versatile in the kitchen. They can be sautéed, grilled, roasted, or used raw in salads. Their meaty texture makes them a fantastic vegetarian substitute for meat, adding depth and richness to plant-based dishes.

    4. Fun and Educational: Growing oyster mushrooms is a rewarding and educational experience for individuals of all ages. Witness the fascinating transformation from mycelium to mushrooms, and gain a deeper understanding of the natural processes that drive mushroom cultivation. It's a hands-on activity that connects you with nature and promotes self-sufficiency.

Storage and postage


    • The grow kits are living organisms and should be opened as soon as possible.
    • The kit can be stored for up to 3 weeks if refrigerated / stored in a cool dark place (please see the kit for a used before date on the kit)
    • The mushrooms are likely to start growing out of the box after if not opened before the used by date
    • We guarantee all kits produce at least 1 crop of mushrooms (usually produce 2-3 harvests)
    • Please contact us at if you need any help growing your mushrooms


    • All orders are posted every Tuesday. Please let us know via email if you need something shipped ASAP

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 60 reviews













    Lovely gift for any houseplant fan who likes mushrooms

    Girlfriend is a big fan of houseplants, and enjoys mushrooms, so this was a nice crossover gift. Had our first harvest and waiting for the second!


    Karen Ennett

    Great Present

    Sent this kit as a present . Very successful and enjoyed !!


    Shirley P.


    Sorry don’t know what we done wrong but they grew perfectly. We picked them when we thought they were ready, they were about 2/3 inches across. But when cooked were like rubber. Haven’t given up we are trying again. Maybe we let them get to big?


    Charles Oyston

    Phenomenal Fungi

    Just received my second mushroom kit from the brilliant Yorkshire mushroom emporium and looking forward to seeing the results in a week or two .
    My first kit , purchased before Christmas, more than exceeded my expectations .
    I have had two fantastic big harvests of surprisingly large mushrooms and it’s looking like I’m going to have another soon.
    The kits are so so easy to set up and look after and believe me the exotic mushrooms have fantastic flavour and are such good value for money. No more shop bought mushrooms for me .

    If you like exotic fungi don’t hesitate , get your kits on order and prepare for some fun .
    Oh yes and if you have any foodie friends get them a kit as a gift and you’ll have friends

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    Sally Brook

    Amazing gift!

    Gave it to my friend for my birthday and she loved it, such a great concept

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    How profitable is oyster mushroom farming? ›

    A growing area of around 200 square feet can produce 800 pounds per crop, or 5,000 pounds of mushrooms per year – worth $30,000 at current prices! That's why growing oyster mushrooms for profit is a great way to make some extra cash. After your oyster mushrooms are all grown, they're ready to be sold.

    How long do oyster mushroom kits last? ›

    If you are looking at storing a kit we recommend selecting a White Oyster or Lion's Mane kit as these varieties can be stored for a couple of months. Most mushroom kits will store for 3-6 months in the fridge if necessary.

    Which oyster mushroom is easiest to grow? ›

    Aside from the fresh air requirement, Pearl Oysters are an easy entry to growing for new growers, and because of that, they are quite popular in mushroom growing kits like the super popular Back to The Roots mushroom growing kit.

    What is the easiest mushroom kit to grow? ›

    Oyster mushrooms are by far the easiest and most reliable mushrooms to grow. For beginners we recommend our Mist & Grow Oyster mushroom grow kits. Simply cut an X in one side of the bag, cover with a humidity tent, and mist a few times daily. Within 7-10 days a cluster of baby mushrooms will appear!

    What is the easiest mushroom to grow for profit? ›

    Shiitake and oyster mushrooms are the best choice for small-scale production, since they don't require a lot of equipment and space. Shiitake mushrooms are often sold in grocery stores, health food stores, and farmers' markets and are also quite popular for their flavor and consistency.

    What is the most profitable mushroom to sell? ›

    Some easier to cultivate and sell but high value mushrooms are maitake, lion's mane, and depending where you are shiitakes. The mushrooms that are the most profitable tend to be mushrooms going for the supplement or health field rather than culinary.

    Are mushroom grow kits worth it? ›

    Should You Try a Kit? If you have any interest in growing mushrooms at all, and you aren't ready to do it from scratch, then most definitely yes- you should try a kit! It will give you an idea of how mushrooms grow, and what requirements they need in order to fruit properly.

    Are mushroom grow kits worth the money? ›

    Mushroom grow kits are a great solution as they're easy to use and allow even the most inexperienced growers to produce fresh gourmet mushrooms year round. But not all mushroom grow kits are equal, so it's advisable to research and find a reliable supplier who offers a grow guarantee.

    Do mushroom grow kits keep producing? ›

    Each grow kit usually lasts for about 2-3 harvests, but this will vary depending on the variety of grow kit you choose. Kits may produce more or less mushrooms in total before they expire and must be replaced.

    Which is the tastiest oyster mushroom? ›

    Blue Oysters are one of the absolute best tasting mushrooms. They are a staple of gourmet kitchens worldwide. Blue Oysters taste sweet and hold their shape and springiness when quickly cooked. They are fantastic in omelets, quiches, frittatas, or any egg dish.

    How often should I water an oyster mushroom? ›

    Your kit can also produce mushrooms between 55 - 74 degrees, but it will do better if kept in the 65-68 degree range. Water - Water your kit by sprinkling or spray misting water on to the kit's surface once a day.

    What is the most flavorful oyster mushroom? ›

    Golden oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus). The golden oyster has a vivid yellow colour and a more complex, aromatic flavour profile than both the pearl and blue oyster varieties.

    How many times can you harvest a mushroom grow kit? ›

    There is enough water nutrition available in the substrate to give you multiple harvests over a period of 2-10 weeks. Our Pink Oyster mushroom grow kits have given up to 7 harvests! It is all about giving them the right conditions to form more mushrooms. Sometimes all your kit needs is some fresh air and water!

    What is the best cheap mushroom substrate? ›

    Straw is a cheap and extremely effective substrate that works well for many types of mushroom species.

    Do mushroom farmers make a lot of money? ›

    For instance, a mushroom farm growing 12,000 pounds of gourmet mushrooms sold to wholesale clients can expect to bring in between $70,000 and $96,000 each year. But it's possible to scale this up, of course.

    Do mushroom growers make good money? ›

    The salaries of Mushroom Growers in The US range from $21,880 to $198,891, and the average is $47,286.

    How much do mushroom farms make per acre? ›

    As a result of these opportunities, active mushroom growers report better profit potential for indoor production as compared to outdoors. They provided estimates of $1 to $3 per square foot net income, representing a potential $43,560 to $130,680 income per acre.

    Is oyster farming hard work? ›

    Oyster farming is labor intensive, dirty, stressful and influenced by unpredictable and uncontrollable circ*mstances, such as storms, disease, and failed seed crops.


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