The Black King – also known as Shimofuri – mushrooms are a hybrid between Asian and European oyster mushrooms. They look like the huge King Oyster mushrooms and have a similar meaty taste. While King Oyster mushrooms grow individually, the hybrid grows in clusters like the Snow, Blue, and other oyster mushrooms.
The Italian Oyster mushrooms are aggressive and quick to fruit, just like the other Oyster mushrooms we grow in our facility. Some intriguing, yet limited, research on the carbohydrates in Italian Oysters helps them stand out.